Major delays on East Coast Main Line

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All rail services between Doncaster and London King’s Cross are suffering major delays due to signalling problems.

The train operators affected are East Coast, First Capital Connect, First Hull Trains and Grand Central following a major signalling problem causing disruption at Finsbury Park which means trains were unable to pass through the station.

Staff have now rectified the problem and trains can begin to run as normal.

However, journeys to and from London Kings Cross may still be delayed by up to 60 minutes while services recover. There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.

Alternative travel options

East Coast passengers:

London - Scotland - Travel between London Euston and Glasgow using Virgin Trains services and then change to ScotRail services for all onward connections

London - Leeds / York / North East - Travel between London Euston and Manchester using Virgin Trains services, then change to First TransPennine Express services to Leeds, York and the North East

London - Peterborough - Travel between London St Pancras International and Leicester using East Midlands Trains services, then change to CrossCountry services to Peterborough

London - Grantham / Newark - Travel between London St Pancras International and Nottingham using East Midlands Trains services, then change to other East Midlands Trains services to Newark Castle or Grantham

London - Doncaster / Retford / Wakefield - Travel between London St Pancras and Sheffield using East Midland Train services and then change to CrossCountry or Northern Rail services for all onward connections

First Capital Connect passengers may use:

Greater Anglia and London Underground services on any reasonable route

London Buses in the Finsbury Park / London Kings Cross / Moorgate areas, and also within the 1-6 Travelcard zones

First Hull Trains passengers may use East Midlands Trains services between London St Pancras International and Sheffield; passengers to / from:

Grantham and Retford should change at Nottingham

Doncaster should change at Sheffield

Selby, Howden, Brough and Hull should change at Sheffield and Doncaster

Twitter hashtag: #FinsburyPark

To find out whether this will impact your journey and to get alternative options planned for you, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.

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