More trouble on the line as buses replace trains to Cambridge, Ely, Littleport, Downham Market and Kings Lynn

Trains have been cancelled between Royston and Cambridge and all stations to Kings Lynn

Trains have been cancelled between Royston and Cambridge and all stations to Kings Lynn - Credit: Archant

Passengers travelling between the Fens and London face long delays for the THIRD DAY in a row.

Network Rail said: “We apologise to passengers for any disruption to their journeys.

“Overhead line problems between Royston and Cambridge mean trains cannot run between Letchworth Garden City and Kings Lynn. Buses will run between these two stations.

“Our engineers are on site trying to fix the problem as fast as they can.”

Thameslink Great Northern, which operates trains on the line, warned of “major disruption”.


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A spokesman added: “Network Rail is continuing to investigate reports of problems with overhead line equipment between Royston and Cambridge.

“Ticket acceptance has been arranged with Abellio Greater Anglia who operate trains between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. The first service to run between Cambridge and King’s Lynn is the 15:35 Greater Anglia service.

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“From then on; a shuttle train service will run between Cambridge and King’s Lynn every two hours. Rail replacement buses are also operating between Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

“If passengers are travelling to stations between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge, please change at Letchworth Garden City to catch a rail replacement bus that will be stopping at intermediate stations.

“Bus co-ordinators have been arranged to organise these services. All services are subject to change and short notice alteration.”

Today’s disruption comes after a weekend of delays and cancellations on the Lynn to London line.

Yesterday, trains were delayed by up to 40 minutes because of a signalling fault. On Saturday, there were angry scenes after King’s Cross station was closed after engineering works over ran.

Nearby Finsbury Park also closed after becoming overwhelmed by passengers.

Rail bosses said passengers could claim compensation.

Are you caught up in the latest problems? E-mail john.elworthy@archant.co.uk.

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