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.
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.
A potential disaster on a railway line was averted today when two drills came through a tunnel wall on a busy commuter route.
Sasha Williams reports from King's Cross station.
More than half of train companies have a customer satisfaction score of 50% or lower while just 22% of train travellers feel their service is improving despite above-inflation fare rises last month.
Here are the customer satisfaction scores for companies operating in our area, according to the Which? report
- Virgin Trains 67%
- c2c 64%
- East Coast 58%
- Southern 48%
- South West Trains 47%
- London Midland 45%
- First Great Western 43%
- South Eastern 43%
- Greater Anglia 42%
- First Capital Connect 40%
The Which? survey which revealed First Capital Connect customers were least satisfied also showed that 40% of train travellers are likely to reduce the number of journeys they make as a result of the recent price increases which have season tickets rise by an average of 4.2%.
But a third of commuters said they did not have an alternative way of getting to work and would just have to pay more.
First Capital Connect stressed that the company's overall satisfaction rating had grown for the third year in a row - from 75% in 2009 to 81% last autumn.
Managing Director Neal Lawson said:
Delays of up to 50 minutes on First Capital Connect and East Midlands trains between Bedford and St Pancras International due to overhead line problems at Bedford.
Delays of up to one hour and 30 minutes on First Capital Connect between Bedford and Brighton, and between Luton and Sutton (Greater London) due to broken down train at Blackfriars.
Also affecting Southeastern services, with delays of up to 45 minutes between Kentish Town and Sevenoaks, and between Luton and Orpington.
Rail passengers on one of the busiest commuter lines faced delays and cancellations today because of emergency engineering works.
The Brighton to London main line was affected after train services were disrupted between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon due to the emergency works between the airport and Horley.
The disruption has hit Southern, First Capital Connect and First Great Western services. Gatwick Express is also running to a reduced half-hourly service.