Great Northern trains: Delays continue between Hitchin and Cambridge but all lines reopen after Foxton fault

PUBLISHED: 17:04 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 08 December 2017

Great Northern services are expected to begin to return to normal after the signalling system problem at Foxton. Picture: Nick Gill

Great Northern services are expected to begin to return to normal after the signalling system problem at Foxton. Picture: Nick Gill

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Rush-hour trains on the Great Northern line between Hitchin and Cambridge are being affected by a signalling fault at Foxton – but the delays are now expected to begin to ease as all lines have reopened.

Routes on the Great Northern line have been affected by a fault with the signalling system, with services running between Royston and Cambridge cancelled, delayed or revised as a result. Trains further afield have been running at a reduced speed.

Replacement bus services have been in place between Royston and Cambridge, but the earlier problem – Network Rail’s responsibility – has now been rectified.

Disruption is expected until at least 7pm.

Greater Anglia and London Underground are conveying customers via any reasonable route until further notice.

For more information and details about compensation visit greatnorthernrail.com .

To follow the incident on Twitter use #Foxton.

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