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Rail misery as power lines come down

Overhead electric wire damage causing delays Credit: Network Rail

Rail commuters are facing major delays between Kings Cross and Peterborough on the trains this morning.

There's overhead line problems, which means a highly reduced service on Virgin, Great Northern and Grand Central trains through there to London.

Delays on First Hull and Grand Central Trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough Credit: Network Rail

Some lines have now re-opened, but passengers are still being advised to travel from St Pancras.

A replacement bus service is running between Hitchin and Peterborough.

There's been problems on the line since Monday evening Credit: Network Rail

There's a reduced service on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between Southend and Liverpool Street.

That's due to fallen tree on the line and overhead line problems between Wickford and Shenfield.

Engineers try to repair damaged train lines after landslip

Landslip in Bedfordshire. Credit: Network Rail

Engineers are trying to repair damage caused to train lines after a landslip in Bedfordshire.

Southern Rail had to cancel all their services between Milton Keynes Central and Watford junction when the foundations gave way on Saturday at Linslade near Leighton Buzzard.

London Midland's also cancelled some trains from Milton Keynes to London Euston.

Network Rail is expecting it will take until at least Friday to get everything running again.

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Multi-million pound investment to improve Abellio Greater Anglia services

Over ten million pounds will be spent on a new programme to improve services on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

The money will be used to provide a range of measures including additional refurbished carriages, new ticket gates and extra seating availability.

The upgrades are to be completed by October 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We are totally committed to delivering a better service for our customers, focusing on those areas they prioritise as important. This extensive package of service improvements represents a major investment in key areas of service delivery including the on-train travelling environment, cleaning, seating capacity and performance."

– Jamie Burles, Managing Director of Abellio Greater Anglia

The upgrades will take two years to complete.

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Tour de France: Preparations in full swing for the finish at The Mall in London

People gather close to the finish line at The Mall in London. Credit: ITV Anglia

It's not long until the third stage of the Tour de France in Cambridge but already preparations are in full swing for the finish at The Mall in London.

The peleton is expected to arrive in the heart of the capital around four o'clock this afternoon.

An estimated 2.5 million people watched the opening two stages in Yorkshire following the Grand Depart in Leeds on Saturday.

Italian National Champion Vincenzo Nibali wears the yellow jersey when stage three gets underway in Cambridge and passes through Essex and Epping Forest.

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