Overhead line damage causes cancellations on East Midlands trains

Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough passengers facing delays

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 7:36 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 7:46 am
EMR passengers face delays and cancellations on Thursday morning.

Train travellers are being warned of major disruptions all day from Corby, Kettering and Wellingbrough.

Damage to overhead power cables during the night closed the line between Bedford and Luton until around 6am on Thursday (February 6).

Train operator East Midlands Railway is cancelling services as two of the four lines are likely to remain closed for some hours. Those services that are able to run will be delayed by around 20 minutes between London St Pancras and Luton as engineers work on repairs.

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Departure board at Kettering station showed cancellations to and from London on Thursday morning

An EMR spokesman said: "Network Rail are on site with a team of specialists who are currently working on repairing the overhead wires.

"To facilitate the closed lines we will cancel some of our trains on the London St Pancras/Nottingham/Sheffield routes throughout the morning. Trains that are able to run will run with delays.

"As soon as the problem is fixed our priority will be to get trains running to their advertised times again."