Northern is warning customers to plan carefully when travelling in West Yorkshire for the rest of the day (Tuesday).

A points failure at Leeds is causing significant disruption across West Yorkshire with many services cancelled and late-notice delays likely across the region.

Cancellations are affecting the following Northern services

  • Huddersfield – Leeds (cancelled until further notice)
  • Leeds – Knottingley (cancelled until further notice)

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria will call additionally at Low Moor, while rail replacement road transport has also been arranged in several areas.

Buses will operate between Halifax and Huddersfield (via Brighouse) and will run every hour until 11pm. There will also be buses in the opposite direction running until 9.53pm. A one-off bus service, at 10.50pm will operate between Huddersfield and Leeds, calling at all intermediate stations on the route.

Ticket acceptance is also in place for LNER services between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate.

A spokesman for Northern said: “The points failure means we are unable to run all our services and we’re calling on our customers to plan carefully for the rest of Tuesday. Colleagues from Network Rail are on-scene and working to fix the points, but we have no estimate for when this will be completed.

“The evening peak is going to be particularly difficult, but we are working with Network Rail, other operators and bus providers to try to keep people on the move.”

For up-to-the-minute running information customers can visit National Rail Enquiries.


We are very sorry for the delay this may cause to your journey.

Our Customer Promise provides for compensation to customers who are delayed by 15 minutes or longer on their journey.

You can claim Delay Repay if one of our trains is late or cancelled and as a result you get to your destination station more than 15 minutes later than scheduled.

If you wish to make a claim under our delay repay initiative, please retain your travel ticket and complete the delay repay form which is available here.