Commuters face rail chaos as services between Peterborough are London are cancelled

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COMMUTERS have faced a day of disruption today as all East Coast trains were cancelled between Peterborough and London King’s Cross.

No trains will run today due to damage to overhead power lines at Huntingdon and East Coast Trains has advised its passengers to stay at home until tomorrow.

Managing director Karen Boswell said: “East Coast apologises for the inconvenience this will cause to passengers who are planning to travel today due to severe damage to the overhead power lines at Huntingdon. Network Rail staff are on site and are working fast to fix the problem but unfortunately we currently have no estimate as to when the line will re-open.”

Ticket restrictions have been lifted for passengers currently travelling today to help get people to their final destination.

Trains are still running to London from Corby, Kettering, Cambridge, Leicester and Market Harborough and passengers in the area can use these services with their East Coast ticket which will be accepted.

Mrs Boswell adds: “Our staff are working hard to get our passengers currently on route to their destinations as soon as possible with the minimum disruption.”

All East Coast passengers currently en route travelling from the north and south to and from London King’s Cross will terminate at or before Peterborough.