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As thousands of people plan their Christmas journeys and many hope to let the train take the strain, one of the country's busiest lines between the north and south came to a standstill.
There was chaos on the trains on Monday night and into Tuesday morning because of problems with overhead cables on the East Coast Mainline, which serves stations throughout our region.
Journeys were severely delayed or cancelled and took some time to slowly return to normal after the line was reopened. Lisa Adlam reports.
Network Rail has revealed that the East Coast Rail line has re-opened after problems with overhead lines in Hertfordshire disrupted services yesterday and overnight.
" The lines have now reopened and we are working to get services moving and back to normal as soon as possible. There is still work that needs to be done over night to fully fix the issue, " said Jamie Matthews of Network Rail.
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Rail commuters endured travel misery due to overhead wire problems on the East Coast Main Line hitting services to and from Yorkshire