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UPDATED 2.25pm: York-London train delays ease after power lines damaged
9:47am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
DELAYS to trains on the East Coast Main Line between York and London are easing today after overhead power lines were damaged yesterday.
The severe disruption led to services being cancelled, changed and diverted yesterday afternoon and last night after the cables were damaged near Retford, in Nottinghamshire, with commuters seeing delays of up to two hours for much of the day.
Repair work was carried out overnight and rail operator East Coast's website said this afternoon that trains are now able to run on all four lines through the stretch of the line which was affected. However, the damage is preventing electric-powered trains running on one of the lines and services between Doncaster and Peterborough may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
Tickets for travel yesterday which could not be used are still valid today and East Coast passengers can use First Capital Connect services between Peterborough and Kings Cross. More information is at eastcoast.co.uk/travel-information, by following @eastcoastuk on twitter and using the hashtag #Retford, or by contacting National Rail Enquiries.