Supermarket trolley disrupts trains on busy Nottinghamshire line

General view of an EMR train
General view of an EMR train -Credit:EMR

A supermarket trolley caused disruption on a busy Nottinghamshire train line this evening. East Midlands Railway informed its passengers that they may experience delays on services tonight (Friday, May 10) due to the unusual obstacle on the Newark Castle/ Derby/ Crewe route.

This disruption was due to a supermarket trolley being on the track just outside Peartree Station, which is between Uttoxeter and Derby. Trains running through the area in both directions can run, but they were delayed due to this shopping trolley for around an hour.

In an update at around 8:20pm on X, formerly known as Twitter, the transport company shared: "There is a supermarket trolley on the track between Uttoxeter and Derby. This is disrupting our trains on the Newark Castle/ Derby/Crewe route. Network Rail are on site investigating the problem."

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A further update explained: "Disruption continues on our Newark Castle/ Derby/ Crewe route. We have arranged to keep you on the move. You can use your original ticket with West Midlands Railway between Stoke and Crewe."

At 9.05pm, a further update confirmed the issue had been resolved. It reads: "Services can now run normally between Uttoxeter and Derby. If you have already started your journey, we will make every effort to get you to your destination by rail. Please speak to a member of our team if you are concerned about your connecting journey."

Services on the Newark Castle line are disrupted, but the Nottingham to Mansfield, Worksop and Grantham lines are all running well. There is also good service between Newark Northgate and Lincoln.