Rail lines blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough due to police incident

PUBLISHED: 11:22 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 06 July 2018

Police are dealing with an incident on the railways between Stevenage and Peterborough.

Police are dealing with an incident on the railways between Stevenage and Peterborough.

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Railway lines have been blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough while police deal with an incident.

British Transport Police told the Comet officers had detained a woman on a Great Northern service heading southbound from Peterborough after reports of someone causing a disturbance on a train near St Neots.

“We’re now working to restore services as soon as possible,” a BTP spokesman said.

London North Eastern Railway tweeted that rail services may be delayed by up to 45 minutes, adding: “We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.”

An LNER spokeswoman told the Comet: “We can confirm that due to the police dealing with an incident between Stevenage and Peterborough all lines are blocked between Huntingdon and St Neots. Disruption is expected until 11.45am.”

A spokesman for Great Northern line operator Govia Thameslink said: “Trains are currently at a standstill between Hitchin and Peterborough while emergency services investigate reports of an incident. Train services running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed, and disruption is expected until about 1pm.

“We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience. We are looking at implementing a replacement bus service and will issue further details as soon as available.”

Great Northern have since tweeted that a bus replacement service will be implemented between Peterborough and Biggleswade.

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