Live updates

Half a million litres of water pumped from train tunnel

A spokesman for train operator Thameslink says more than half a million litres of water have been pumped from a rail tunnel between Farringdon and St Pancras stations.

Travellers faced severe disruption this morning cased by flooding in the tunnel after a watermain burst on Friday.

A normal service is expected to run tomorrow.

Stuart Cheshire, Passenger Service Director for Thameslink, said: "After four days of disruption we're pleased to confirm that we will be able to operate to our normal timetable tomorrow.

"This has been incredibly frustrating for everyone and I would like to thank our passengers for their patience as well as railway staff for all their hard work."

Footie fan finds his girl

Crystal Palace fan Angus Mainland is in touch with a girl he met on the train to the match on Saturday - after putting out a Twitter appeal to find her.

Angus Mainland with the girl he met on the train Credit: .

19-year-old student Angus forgot to ask the woman for her phone number after meeting her on the way to Southhampton. So he turned to Twitter and sent a message to CrossCountry trains asking for help tracking her down. He says he 'fell in love' with her and the message has been spreading amongst social media users ever since.

And this evening... this happened...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Crystal Palace fan turns to Twitter to find girl he fell in love with on a train

Crystal Palace fan Angus Mainland had a very enjoyable day on Saturday. Not only did his team win away at Southampton but he met a young woman on the train to the match. They got on so well that the 19 year-old student took a couple of photos of the two of them together:

But Angus forgot to ask the woman for her phone number. So he turned to Twitter and sent a message to CrossCountry trains asking for help tracking her down. He says he 'fell in love' with her and the message has been spreading amongst social media users ever since.

FA Cup shocks earn Londoner £16,087 from £2 bet

Bradford's shock win over Chelsea helped Rosie Leigh win a fortune. Credit: PA

It was a weekend of FA Cup shocks but if you somehow guessed the winning teams, you could make yourself a tidy pile of money.

Londoner Rosie Leigh did just that after managing to pick the five winners out of five Fourth Round matches. Her accumulator bet of £2 earned her £16,087. And as she successfully predicted that the top three teams in the Premier League would all lose - two of them to sides from outside the top flight - Rosie probably deserves it. Here is her bet:

  • Reading to beat Cardiff - 7/4
  • Bradford to beat Chelsea - 12/1
  • Middlesbrough to beat Man City - 8/1
  • Crystal Palace to beat Southampton - 4/1
  • Leicester to beat Tottenham - 4/1

Network Rail: Farringdon flood water has been cleared

Engineers at work in the tunnel. Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail have said that the floodwater in a tunnel between Farringdon and St Pancras has been pumped out but normal Thameslink train services will not resume today. Engineers are now checking that the signalling system in the tunnel has not been damaged and the track is still stable.

Network Rail said normal services are expected to restart tomorrow morning but is advising passengers to check before they leave home. The flooding was caused by a burst water main.

Load more updates Back to top