Major rail disruption: Police incident and power failure bring train chaos north and south of York

An information board with the bad news at York Station this morning

Rail passengers going north and south of York on the East Coast Main Line are being hit by severe delays and cancellations.

Due to problems with the overhead lines, services are currently unable to run in or out of London Kings Cross.

Damage to electric wires between Peterborough and Stevenage means all lines are currently blocked.

LNER says: “As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

“Major disruption is expected until 11am.”

Meanwhile trains running north are being delayed due to “emergency services dealing with an incident”. We have no more details on that one yet.

This comes the day before another rail strike which is set to cause yet more disruption to travellers.

More as we get it.