Train passengers between York and London advised not to travel today due to severe problems
It’s a bad day for train passengers travelling between York and London.
Damage to the overhead electric wires between Doncaster and Retford is causing major disruption to trains on the East Coast Main Line today (Wednesday, 10 November).
It is so bad that train company LNER said today: “Customers are encouraged to defer their travel until tomorrow.”
The problems began yesterday and are expected to cause disruption throughout today.
Trains on the route “may be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes or diverted,” National Rail Enquiries says.
“Work to rectify this issue is ongoing, and the current estimate from staff on site is that lines will be able to be reopened by approximately 9am.
“However, due to the displacement of trains caused by this issue, disruption may continue until the end of the day.”
Lots of LNER services running between York and London King’s Cross have already been cancelled today.
Hull Trains services out of Selby to London and Grand Central from Thirsk are no longer affected by this.
You can defer your ticket for travel tomorrow, or claim compensation.
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