Metal thieves caused chaos today by stealing cables from a line in Bedfordshire.
The theft affected the Midland Main Line just north of Flitwick - stopping services running between Bedford and Luton.
The effect was felt on services stretching almost 200 miles - as far south as Brighton, and as far north as Derby. Russell Hookey reports.
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Cloudy, humid with occasional rain, sometimes heavy and thundery.
Rather cloudy with occasional rain on Bank Holiday Monday in the Anglia region. Some brighter spells are likely in places.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms spreading north.