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Passengers Left Angry After East Coast Train Disruption


2:09pm 18th December 2012

Thousands of passengers have been left angry after delays on the East Coast Main Line.

East Coast says overhead wire problems from Monday night are still causing problems between Stevenage and Hitchin.

Many commuters were left stranded after damage to power lines on the line between London and Peterborough.

Services into and out of Kings Cross were severely delayed or cancelled after the damage occurred at Hitchin on the line that links London with Edinburgh.

Reduced services are in operation with replacement buses between Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and further north.

Journeys between London Kings Cross and Peterborough were delayed by up to three hours as engineers worked to try to repair the power lines.

National Rail said at least 14 "droppers" - part of the overhead wire - have been broken and contact wires damaged, causing further damage to passing trains.

Tickets have been made valid for other lines and passengers have been advised to stay in London if able to postpone their journey.

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