COMMUTERS faced misery as train services were disrupted for a second day.
Chaos on the lines – including a train derailment, cable theft and flooding – left passengers coping with long delays throughout the day.
A train derailment near Leeds on Tuesday was still causing massive delays for Huddersfield travellers yesterday.
Engineers were drafted in to carry out emergency repairs on the lines after the low speed crash of two empty trains at the Neville Hill depot.
Services between Leeds and York were significantly disrupted as the emergency work was carried out.
Passengers travelling to Huddersfield from Manchester yesterday saw several trains cancelled. Staff at Huddersfield Railway Station said services had been delayed and cancelled throughout the day.
A cable theft in the Manchester area delayed services further yesterday while flooding in the Calder Valley area brought some services to a halt.
A spokesman for Northern Rail said: "We have been dealing with quite a few problems on the lines.
"In the Hebden Bridge area there were problems with flooding affecting passengers travelling between Leeds and Manchester Victoria, but the line reopened at 12pm.
"There was also an issue between Leeds and Dewsbury with a track defect, but that has also been reopened.
"Because of the derailment at Neville Hill we have been operating one train per hour in each direction between Leeds and York."
Services were expected to be returned to normal by 6pm yesterday.
A spokeswoman for First Transpennine Express said: "As a result of the incident at the depot there have been changes to services and delays and the cable theft further added to the problem.
"There have been fewer services but we have had extra staff helping out and information was put out to keep passengers up to date.
"All of the train operators have been working closely together and everything should soon be back on track."