‘Do not travel today’ – LNER’s advice after overhead wire damage causes chaos

York Station. Photograph: YorkMix

Here’s the latest from LNER as severe problems hit our railways again.

They say: “We’re currently experiencing major disruption to our train services due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

“All lines are blocked and are expected to remain so for the rest of day.

“We are advising not to travel today, Tuesday 26 July, between London Kings Cross and Peterborough due to the severity of today’s disruption.

Please do not go to London Kings Cross station today.

“For stations north of Peterborough, we will operate a very limited service. However this will be subject to disruption and short notice cancellations.”

This comes a day before strike action is due to cripple the railways again.

“Customers with tickets dated Tuesday 26 July can use their tickets at no extra cost on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July,” LNER says. “Please note that is not possible to use tickets tomorrow, Wednesday 27 July, as there is a reduced timetable operating due to industrial action.

If you want a refund you can go here.