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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A cloudy and wet start in the Anglia region. Rain likely at times across all parts this afternoon, this turning thundery in the east.
Generally cloudy with some rain or heavy showers at times.
Rain easing for a time, but heavy showers possible later.