East coast mainline passengers told to delay travel after service disruption

East coast mainline passengers told to delay travel after service disruption

Virgin Trains East Coast and Grand Central services affected by damage to overhead electric wires between Retford and Newark North Gate

Rail passengers using the east coast mainline have been advised to delay their journeys until Friday in the wake of major disruption to services.

The problems were caused by damage to overhead electric wires between Retford and Newark North Gate early on Thursday afternoon.

#VTECUpdate Apologies again for the disruption today. Delays of over 30 minutes can be compensated here: https://t.co/PUDk5Lti6A

4 hour delay on train & flights full, so sorry to miss @bbcquestiontime. Jinxed! Won’t have this problem when we renationalise the railways.

@ryantomlinson We haven’t got a plan in place yet, Ryan. We’re still trying to sort out the issues tonight. ^MS

Never heard of #retford. Seven hours Kings X-York later, wish I still hadn’t. Echo the increased exasperation of @virgin_trainsEC driver.

After seven hours on the train getting here, feel like I’m being massively trolled by this hotel room poster. #retford pic.twitter.com/qNHjKo2iLf

@shenfieldpete Apologies for the disruption, Peter. We have a dedicated team of engineers who are carrying out targeted 1/2

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Source: Guardian Transport

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