Lightning strikes disrupt trains to Stansted Airport

Lightning strikes have disrupted train services to Stansted Airport this morning:

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Train services between Liv St & Stansted Airport may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins due 2 a signal fault near #StanstedAirport GK

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#Sawbridgworth delays of up to 30 mins to all services through this station due to lightning damaging the overhead line equipment. GK

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