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Rail passengers set for more problems after travel chaos

King's Cross was brought to a complete standstill yesterday. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Rail passengers are set to face another day of disruption at some stations due to further over-running engineering works.

Travellers are unlikely to face as much difficulty as was experienced yesterday, with London's Kings Cross now back up and running, albeit with a limited service.

However, they have been warned that trains will be busy and some lines in and out of the capital are still subject to delays.

First Great Western is among the providers to have warned passengers that "due to over-running engineering works" services between Paddington and Reading may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.


Hammond: Thoughts with family and friends of missing

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has tweeted to say that his thoughts are "with all those on board AirAsia flight QZ8501".

One Briton is known to be among the passengers on the missing aircraft - which lost contact during a flight between Indonesia and Singapore.


AirAsia chief: Disappearance my 'worst nightmare'

AirAsia's chief executive has described the disappearance of flight QZ8501 as his "worst nightmare" as he promised to "look after all the next of kin for my staff and passengers".

In a series of tweets, Tony Fernandes said he had been touched by the support he had received since the plane lost contact with air traffic control around 12 hours ago.

Neighbouring countries offer support to find QZ8501

Australia and Malaysia have offered support to Indonesia in the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 which disappeared around 12 hours ago.

Ferry passengers ring TV passengers 'begging for help'

Passengers aboard a ferry that caught fire rung a Greek television station begging for help, according to reports.

Nikos Papatheodosiou telephoned a station claiming that passengers "are burning and sinking" before hanging up.

We are burning and sinking, no one can save us.

Please help us! Don't leave us.

– Ferry passenger

Rescue vessels 'struggle to approach burning ferry'

Rescue crews are struggling to approach a burning ferry carrying almost 500 people off the coast of Greece due to strong winds and rough seas.

Local television pictures showed rescue crews battling against the conditions to reach passengers. Credit: EBU

The Norman Atlantic was close to the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a blaze broke out.

Greek government minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said there were 478 passengers and crew aboard, more than the 466 originally reported.

Mr Varvitsiotis said 35 passengers had been transported in a lifeboat to a nearby Greek ferry so far.

He claimed the rescue mission was "one of the most complicated operations that we have ever done" with strong winds, heavy seas and cold temperatures hampering efforts.

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