First Capital Connect restarts trains between Huntingdon and Peterborough after magnetic tape halts services

Passengers are feeling the strain of train travel

Passengers are feeling the strain of train travel - Credit: Archant

Trains are back running between Huntingdon and Peterborough after earlier overhead wire problems.

A statement on First Capital Connect’s website says: “Owing to overhead wire problems between Huntingdon and Peterborough all lines are blocked.

“Train services through these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.”

A spokesman for the company said at 3.15pm magnetic tape had blown onto the overhead lines, blocking all four lines. He added: “We apologise to train users for the delays.”

The line was reopened by 4.10pm.

Delays of up to 60 minutes remain on the line.

Earlier today, Huntingdonshire was hit by strong winds as a storm moves through the country.

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