Service back to normal for Hunts trains but delays ‘likely’

TIMETABLES should be back to normal for commuters using the Great Northern route this morning as three days of disruption come to an end.

TIMETABLES should be back to normal for commuters using the Great Northern route this morning as three days of disruption come to an end.

The route between Peterborough and London has re-opened after overhead power lines were brought down at Huntingdon, but First Capital Connect passengers have been warned to expect delays and cancellations because of displaced train carriages.

East Coast will operate a near-normal timetable between London King’s Cross and Scotland. A broadly hourly service between Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and London King’s Cross will operate throughout the day. Many of these trains call at Peterborough.

Because of an 80mph speed restriction between Sandy and St Neots, northbound services from London will be delayed by up to 15 minutes.

There will be no further direct services to and from Glasgow. All Scottish services on the East Coast route will start and terminate at Edinburgh.

Both the 0655 Skipton to London King’s Cross and 0728 Harrogate to London King’s Cross services started at Leeds. A number of Leeds to London King’s Cross services have also been cancelled.

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Tonight, Network Rail will again close the line to complete repairs to the overhead lines at Huntingdon. This means there will be no services beyond Sandy from 11pm and rail replacement buses will run instead with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

Disruption to the Great Northern service began on Sunday when overhead lines were brought down at Little Barford, near St Neots. Snow and poor weather meant further delays and cancellations on Monday before a northbound East Coast train brought down the cables yesterday morning.

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