UK Rail and tube closure hit bank holiday weekend

29th May 2011
UK Rail and tube closure hit bank holiday weekend

Engineers have been working through the night to restore East Coast Main Line services following overhead power cable damage that has caused chaos for rail commuters in the UK during the busy bank holiday weekend.

Thousands of passengers were affected as trains were unable to run between Peterborough and Grantham, on the route between London and Aberdeen.

Network Rail hope that the service will be fully restored by today. According to East Coast, 70 of 102 scheduled services were disrupted yesterday.

This news comes amidst the closure of eight London tube lines over the busy bank holiday weekend, leading to congestion on the roads, further heightened by sporting events such as the Champions League Final that was staged in Wembley on Saturday.

On the National Rail network, routes through Euston and London have been affected. Meanwhile Virgin Trains have called off planned engineering works in a bid to help passengers.



Recommended for you

Follow Breaking Travel News

Travel Events Calendar

Media Partnerships

Global Restaurant Investment ForumThe Hospitality & Tourism SummitCATHIC
ITB AsiaChina Outbound Travel & Tourism MarketThe Travel Marketing Store
Serviced Apartment SummitWorld Travel MarketIMEX
AHICWTTCRoutes Online
UBM Aviation