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Rail services hit by fourth electric wire failure in nine days

Train services remain disrupted following the fourth major issue with overhead electric wires in nine days (Danny Lawson/PA)
Train services remain disrupted following the fourth major issue with overhead electric wires in nine days (Danny Lawson/PA) Train services remain disrupted following the fourth major issue with overhead electric wires in nine days (Danny Lawson/PA)

Train services remain disrupted following the fourth major issue with overhead electric wires on Britain’s railways in nine days.

Multiple LNER services between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh were cancelled on Monday.

This was after the East Coast main line was closed between Peterborough and Grantham because overhead cables were damaged by Storm Elin on Saturday night.

LNER, Grand Central, Hull Trains and Lumo passengers were advised not to travel on Sunday while repairs were being carried out.

In a message to passengers, LNER said: “Following repairs to damaged overhead lines between Peterborough and Grantham at the weekend, customers are urged to check for the latest service updates before making their journey.”

Manchester Piccadilly services were disrupted on Saturday after a tree fell onto overhead wires near the station.

Thousands of passengers were stranded on trains for several hours on Thursday night after electric cables were damaged in west London.

LNER services were severely affected on December 1 because of overhead power lines coming down on the East Coast main line between Retford and Newark.