Fallen tree disrupts train line between Hitchin and St Neots

Transport Stock: National Express East Anglia Class 360 Desiro locomotive travels through Ingateston

Disruption between Hitchin and St Neots is expected until 2.30pm. - Credit: PA

A tree fallen on the train line between Hitchin and St Neots caused major delays after overhead electric wires were damaged.  

National Rail predicted at least an hour of delays this afternoon (February 17) until around 2.30pm after high winds caused by the upcoming Storm Eunice.  

A spokesperson for National Rail said: “Damage to the overhead wires between Hitchin and St Neots means some lines are blocked.  

“As a result, trains may be cancelled or delayed. This is expected until 14:30.   

“Please allow extra time to complete your journey today. We will not be able to serve Arlesey or Sandy for services heading towards Peterborough.  

“If you require these stations, please travel to Biggleswade or St Neots and travel back towards London to reach your destination.  

“If you are at Arlesey or Sandy, and need to travel towards Peterborough, please cross over to platform 1, take a London bound train and change at Hitchin to resume your journey.” 

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