East Coast main line disruption continues

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Passengers travelling on the East Coast main line are facing a second full day of disruption caused by problems with power cables.

Delays of up to 30 minutes between King's Cross and Peterborough are expected to last throughout Thursday.

First Capital Connect, Grand Central and East Coast services are likely to be affected into the afternoon.

Emergency repairs were carried out overnight on a failed cable which halted most services on Wednesday.

Network Rail said the delays were being caused by a 10mph speed limit on lines out of London.

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First Capital Connect said some services may be cancelled because only three out of four lines were running, with further work planned this evening.

"We aim to resume a full timetable where possible," it added.

"Please be advised that short notice alterations, delays and cancellations may apply due to restricted track access."

It added that tickets for travel on Wednesday would be valid on Thursday.

Minor accident

East Coast said normal services would be running on First Hull trains.

The problems began on Tuesday night when a power line failed at St Neots.

About 200 people were stranded at King's Cross after the last train to Leeds was cancelled.

One passenger said they were put on a coach to Peterborough at 03:40 on Wednesday but it was involved in a minor accident in Huntingdon.

The East Coast line is the main link between London and Edinburgh and also serves major cities in Yorkshire.

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