Ghost trains to run as First Capital Connect prepares for snow

First Capital Connect will be running ghost trains through the night

First Capital Connect will be running ghost trains through the night - Credit: Archant

GHOST trains will be operating through the night in a bid to keep lines snow-free.

With snow expected to fall overnight ahead of flurries late-morning tomorrow (Friday), train operator First Capital Connect (FCC) is planning a series of measures to keep services running.

Empty carriages, dubbed by FCC as ‘ghost trains’, will continue to run on the Great Northern route services from Peterborough and Cambridge to London during the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Other plans include linking two trains together during service hours in case one fails and basing train engineers at key locations around the network.

A spokesman for FCC said: “We have prepared as much as possible for the forecasted snow across England tomorrow, (Friday), and we will be working closely with Network Rail if we need a response to any issues with the track, power supply or signalling.

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“However, disruption is likely and we strongly advise customers to allow more time for their journeys and to check before they travel at or – we can also help people through our Twitter account @FirstCC which is manned 24/7.”

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