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Rush hour rail delays continue

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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Travel: Train delays for East Coast passengers

Long delays for thousands of commuters Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Latest train delays information here.

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.

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Heart unit latest: Calls to put off today's decision

Critics have said a simultaneous review into heart surgery services for children AND adults should be held and that a decision on children's heart units should be delayed to carry out such a joint review.

Professor Roger Boyle CBE (adviser to JCPCT) dismissed that, recommending a decision is made today: "We cannot afford to wait another two years to make these changes. I thoroughly recommend coming to a decision today. It is not the buildings that save lives, it's the people within them."

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