East Midlands Trains has restored train services in and out of London St Pancras following severe disruption caused by overhead wire problems in the Hendon area.
Network Rail engineers have been working to remove and replace damaged overhead lines at Hendon which has severely affected both East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect services in and out of London.
Two of the four lines are now available, enabling East Midlands Trains to resume limited services to London. However, due to the limited number of lines available and speed restrictions in place through the affected area, the train operator will run a reduced service for the rest of the day.
A Network Rail spokesman said: “We apologise to passengers for the disruption to their journeys today. Our engineers are on site at Hendon where the overhead lines over four tracks were damaged. We have managed to remove the damaged wire and introduce a limited East Midlands Trains service which will operate for the rest of the day. We will work through the night to continue those repairs to allow East Midlands Trains to operate as normal tomorrow.”
A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains said: “We are very sorry for the disruption our customers have experienced today. We are now able to run a train service in and out of London which will help people with their journeys during the evening peak. However, due to the on-going work being carried out by Network Rail, we do not have all lines available to use between London and Luton. As a result, we will be running a reduced service for the rest of the day. We would advise passengers to check for the latest updates before they leave for the station.”
East Midlands Trains is keeping passengers updated by providing regular updates on its website as well as posting real-time updates on Twitter and making more staff available to assist passengers at stations.