Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.
Rail union RMT say there could be "another Hatfield" after releasing a picture of a six inch gap in a track near Selby.
Rail commuters endured travel misery due to overhead wire problems on the East Coast Main Line hitting services to and from Yorkshire
Virgin confirms it is planning to bid for the East Coast line franchise.
Rail services on the East Coast main line should not be returned to the private sector, a York MP has said.
Services on the Yorkshire to London line have been run by a publicly owned company since National Express handed back the franchise to the Government in 2009.
Today in the Commons, York Central MP Hugh Bayley urged ministers to_ _"look at the feasibility of running a public sector franchise on the East Coast for a period to compare like-for-like with a private franchise on the West Coast line".
Rail minister Simon Burns said that details of future franchises would be announced "in the spring of this year".
Thousands of rail travellers have faced lengthy delays today after a major fault on the East Coast main line. A kilometre of overhead wiring was brought down by an engine last night.
It left two hundred Yorkshire bound passengers stranded overnight at Kings Cross station and delays for passengers which will reach into tomorrow.
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Thousands of rail commuters leaving Yorkshire for London are facing much-delayed journeys due to an electrical supply problem.
Centred on north London, the problem was last night causing hold-ups of up to 90 minutes on some journeys between London's King's Cross and Moorgate stations and Stevenage in Hertfordshire. Passengers travelling with - East Coast, First Hull and Grand Central trains - are also affected.
The rail union - the RMT - says there's a risk of another rail tragedy - after a six inch gap was found in the track on the East Coast Mainline near Selby.
The crack - says the union - is bigger than the one which caused the Hatfield rail crash in 2000 - when a train from London to Leeds derailed. The RMT claims government pressure on Network Rail and staffing cuts are to blame. But the company says no one's safety was put at risk. David Hirst reports.
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.