Commuters from Fenland caught up in major disruption after a person was hit by a train affecting the King’s Cross to Peterborough service
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Fenland commuters were among hundreds of people caught up in major disruption last night (Tuesday 28) when services were cancelled and delayed after a person was hit by a train between Stevenage and Peterborough.
The King’s Cross to Peterborough service suffered serious delays of up to four hours for people trying to get home to Cambridgeshire or onwards on to connecting services to the north.
One commuter said she caught the 5.03pm train from King’s Cross expecting to get into March station by around 6.30pm.
Instead of the planned one hour and a half hour journey it took more than four hours and she got into March station at 9.33pm.
Another commuter said: “The announcement explained that somebody had been hit by a train so most people were understanding about it.
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“I’m sure it was annoying for everybody to be delayed in getting home, but what can you do? It is just an incredibly sad situation.”
His 6.37pm train was cancelled and he was among crowds of people who were asked to walk from platform zero to platform 10 for the next train.
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“I knew it would be rammed and horrible so I hung back, grabbed some tea and got home via Cambridge isntead - I was home at 11pm.”
Virgin Trains East Coast services heading north were stuck south of Peterborough while Network Rail and the emergency services worked to reopen the line by 8pm
Virgin Trains East Coast customers were able to switch services on any reasonable route while the disruption continued.