TRAIN services departing from Leeds heading in the direction of Morecambe and Carlisle are unable to run due to an unexploded World War Two bomb. 

Passengers departing from stations in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire wishing to use the Bentham line or to Settle to Carlisle line will also not be able to travel to Leeds. 

The bomb is near the railway between Leeds and Shipley, blocking all lines. Services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed, and disruption is expected until 12.45pm. 

Northern ticket holders have acceptance on any Northern off-route services. Road replacement transport has been requested to operate between Leeds and Shipley, the Northern service-updates website will publish more information on this when confirmed. 

Journey times may be extended by up to 45 minutes whilst travelling by rail replacement transport.

The 10.18am Leeds to Morecambe service will be started from Skipton. The 9.17am Skipton to Leeds will terminate at Shipley, and the 9.56am service from Leeds to Skipton will be started from Shipley.