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Commuter line to close for work

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Work on the line is expected to start during the summer of 2009

A commuter rail line between North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire is to close next summer as engineers deal with subsidence problems.

The track bed between Scunthorpe and Doncaster is to be repaired after Network Rail said "massive subsidence" had been detected.

Network Rail spokeswoman Rachel Lowe said a great deal of planning had gone into the timing of the work.

Ms Lowe said the work would have a "big impact" on passengers and freight.

"It's going to be an enormous job, it's been a long time in the planning," she said.

"We do know that it's going to have a very big impact on passengers and our freight customers."

She said the company was trying to find the right dates to start the work so the disruption was kept under control.

"Obviously passengers and freight customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to minimise the impact on them as far as we can," she added.

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