Normal service on London Kings Cross trains following power disruption
NORMAL service has been resumed on trains from Peterborough and Cambridge to London King’s Cross after broken power lines brought down the entire Great Northern line.
Rail services were cancelled along the route from 6pm until 10pm last night following a disruption with the cable at Finsbury Park.
No replacement buses were laid on by rail operator First Capital Connect leaving many passengers stranded at Cambridge and Peterborough stations.
Passengers at London Kings Cross were told to get a Thameslink service to St Albans and then a connecting bus to Hatfield.
A First Capital Connect spokesman said it had been too ‘short notice’ to arrange replacement buses.
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“Buses are difficult to get at that time and that short notice. Anyone affected by last night’s disruption should contact our customer service or fill out the delay repay form to get money back from their journey.”
A crowd of disgruntled passengers at Huntingdon station were told they would have to get a local bus service to complete their journey.
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One commuter took two hours to travel from Huntingdon to Knebworth, and had to pay for �50 for a taxi. Anglia TV correspondent Matthew Hudson described the scene at Kings Cross as ‘chaos’ on Twitter.