LNER passengers asked to delay travel until tomorrow after overhead lines come down near York
People using the East Coast Mainline were told to leave their journey until tomorrow after damage to overhead lines.
London North Eastern Railway has shared photos of the damage near York, which has left the lines blocked this afternoon, Monday, December 2, and led to services being “delayed, amended and cancelled.”
A spokesperson for the service said: “The team are working hard to get services on the move and coaches are also being sourced.
“The overhead electric wires have been damaged just north of York station, resulting in all lines being blocked between York and Northallerton.
“Trains are currently unable to run between York and Northallerton.
“Please allow for delays of up to 70 minutes, alterations and cancellations to your journey.
“Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service today.”
It has asked people to keep checking its site for more updates and information.
It has said ticket restrictions have been relaxed for today and has advised customers to defer travel to tomorrow.
It has arranged ticket acceptance with East Midlands Trains between St Pancras and Sheffield.
The rail replacement coaches are being sourced to run between Newcastle and York.
It has also said the following ticket acceptance is agreed until further notice;
Virgin Trains – between Edinburgh and London
TransPennine Express – between Leeds and York
Northern – between Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield
CrossCountry – between Leeds, York and Wakefield.
Passengers have been told they may be entitled to compensation, so should keep their ticket and make a note of their journey.