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…and a day of woe on the trains as well

News / Tue 9th Dec 2014 at 05:20pm

TRAIN services on the line through Harlow have been effected (Tuesday) because of damage to overhead electric wires at Roydon.

No fewer than 50 trains were cancelled. A number of other services have had their journeys cut short.

A Network Rail team are on site repairs are expected to be completed by 4pm. Services are expected to be disrupted until 7pm.

A statement from operator Abellio Greater Anglia said: “Due to damage to the overhead electric wires at Roydon some lines are blocked.

“Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 mins or revised.

“Owing to road traffic accidents on the M25 and A120, and also major road congestion on the M11, Abellio Greater Anglia is currently unable to provide rail replacement transport to Stansted Airport.

“Customers are advised to use underground services to King’s Cross and Great Northern services to Cambridge, then Abellio Greater Anglia services to Stansted Airport.”

It added: “London Underground, Great Northern and Cross Country will pass Abellio Greater Anglia tickets. Customers are advised to use underground services to Kings Cross and Great Northern services to Cambridge then travel on Cross Country services to Stansted Airport.

“A Network Rail team are on site repairs are expected to be completed by 4pm. Abellio Greater Anglia are advising passengers not to travel between Broxbourne and Cambridge as there are currently no train services or replacement busres available. There are no Stansted Express train services operating until further notice. Cross Country trains are opersting between Cambridge and Stansted Airport via Audley End.

“Abellio Greater Anglia services are operating on the following routes Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt via Seven Sisters, Chingford and Hertford East via Tottenham Hale and Broxbourne.

Abellio Greater Anglia thank you for patience and understanding during this incident.”

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