Rail delays for passengers

Rail passengers have faced delays when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services on the East Coast line.

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There is disruption on East Coast rail line between Newcastle and Kings Cross, and between Leeds and Kings Cross, due to overhead line problems at St Neots.

Tickets are being accepted on the CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Transpennine Express, and Virgin Trains services.

Replacement buses are operating between Peterborough and London, although a very limited number of trains can run via Cambridge.

Services are not expected to run via St Neots until later this afternoon, but with disruption for the rest of the day.

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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

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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