“Not a great start to the week” – Commuters facing Great Northern delays from Cambridge and Peterborough to London King’s Cross

Train services have been delayed this morning due to signal failure.

Train services have been delayed this morning due to signal failure. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of rail users in North Herts were affected this morning by train delays on the line from Peterborough to London King’s Cross.

Great Norther Rail, which took over the franchise from First Capital Connect in October, said: “The issue this morning is with regards to infrastructure and not something we can control.

“A combination of signalling problems and a broken down train has backed the line up.

“Services are being delayed by up to 45 minutes or altered due to a signal and lineside problems at Alexandra Palace and a broken down train at Huntingdon.”

Great Northern’s official twitter feed posted: “There has been massive problems this morning. Not a great start to the week at all.”

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Travellers affected can access a compensation form at www.thameslinkrailway.com/contact-us/delay-repay/claim-form.

UPDATE 12.15pm: Trains are running normally again between Peterborough and London.

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