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Railway travel chaos

Thousand of commuters will be affected by a cable that collapsed on key route in and out of London.

The collapse means that many trains to and from the capital have been cancelled.

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'Basic mistake' are hitting London's railway services

Passengers are suffering from poor managementand "basic operational planning mistakes" on the railways, a reportby rail regulators said today.

Covering Network Rail's performance, the reportsaid that punctuality on long-distance and London commuter services was"well adrift of funded targets".

There was "deteriorating performance on keyparts of the rail network in England and Wales" but a strong performancein Scotland, the report from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) said.

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