Tractor on line stops train services in Yorkshire

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Delays after tractor damages track in Yorkshire and damage to overhead wires in London

Rail travellers have been hit by major disruption after a tractor damaged a track and overhead wires in West Yorkshire.

The incident in Fitzwilliam, between Wakefield and Doncaster, on Wednesday led to all lines being blocked. Firefighters and a specialist recovery service removed the tractor from the line but National Rail said repair work was taking place and services were unlikely to resume fully until 6pm on Thursday.

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