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Posters to urge passengers to be considerate

Railcompany First Capital Connect will launch a campaign today aimed at urgingpassengers to be more considerate with others and to take more care when takingthe train.

Campaign posters will appear on trains and stations announcing'The Modern Day Guide to Train Etiquette' to passengers.

Anti-social behaviour is included on the posters, including dropping litter and eating strong-smelling food, as well as dangerous habits like running to catch trains.


Man hit by train just after 10am

British Transport Police officers were called to the line close to Flitwick station, following a report of a man being hit by a Nottingham to London East Midlands train just after 10am this morning.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said,

“Medics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family."

Delays of up to 90 minutes on journeys from Bedford to London

Two out of the four lines are now open after a person was hit by a train earlier today at Flitwick. The following changes will apply until further notice:

  • Journeys between Bedford and London St Pancras International subject to delays of up to 90 minutes.
  • A limited replacement bus service is running between Bedford and Luton
  • Trains towards London are now able to call at Flitwick, trains from London are still not able to call

For up to date information visit the First Capital Connect website.

Buses replace trains from London to Bedford


TL: Due to a person being hit by a train earlier near #Flitwick services are being disrupted please check #fccdelay


TL: Train services are now stopping at Flitwick going towards London only. Buses replacing rail services going North to Bedford #fccdelay

Trains: Services not stopping at London Bridge following engineering works

First Capital Connect and Southern services are currently unable to stop at London Bridge, leading to delays of up to 60 minutes and cancellations due to over running engineering works.

Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes and London Underground services.

First Capital Connect say it is hoped that trains will be able to resume stopping at around 06:00.

Southern services are also affected by the disruption.

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