Storm Franklin puts Rotherham Central railway station under water

Storm Franklin puts Rotherham Central railway station under water

By Gareth Dennison | 21/02/2022

Storm Franklin puts Rotherham Central railway station under water
Rotherham Central station (photo: Northern on Twitter)

RAIL passengers were advised not to travel this morning as Rotherham Central station was again under water.

Northern posted this image at 6.59am today (Monday) — showing the submerged tracks following a night of chaos caused by Storm Franklin.

The station operator confirmed that services would be unable to call at Rotherham for the rest of the day.

Bus replacements were not able to be provided and Northern added: “Customers are advised: do not travel.”

Further details on services can be found here.

By 8.30am, there were 11 flood warnings and five flood alerts in place across the borough.

Rotherham Council said: “The situation is improving but please remain cautious and vigilant, especially if travelling in the borough today.”

For more details on flood advice and support from RMBC, click here.

Storm Franklin hit the UK on Sunday night — days after Dudley and Eunice brought widespread disruption.

On Friday, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue attended five incidents during a 100-minute spell of Eunice.

They dealt with a dangerous chimney at Colliery Road in Kiveton Park at 3pm, when firefighters from Rivelin and Dearne stations attended.

Around the same time, colleagues from Aston Park were at a dangerous structure on Parklands Avenue at Dinnington.

Three other similar incidents soon followed — at Allan Street in Clifton; Thurnscoe’s High Street and Netherthorpe Way at North Anston.