Damaged trains cause rail disruption

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LNER train travellers in Lincoln and some other areas of the county have been affected by disruption caused by damaged pantographs on Tuesday morning.

LNER said around nine trains arrived at London Kings Cross with damaged pantographs on April 16.

A pantograph is an apparatus mounted on the train’s roof to collect power through contact with an overhead line.

This could affect travellers in Lincolnshire so it is advised to check your journey to see if your service is impacted by the disruption.

The issue is under investigation. Disruption between Peterborough and Stevenage is expected until the end of the day.Engineers are working to establish the cause and resolve the problem.

The damaged trains will be taken to depots for repairs so are out of service. LNER is advising people not to travel where possible due to the disruption but some trains are still running. Ticket restrictions have been lifted.

Tickets dated for travel on Tuesday, April 16 will be valid on Wednesday, April 17. Anyone not able to travel on Wednesday instead will be entitled to a refund.

LNER customers may use their tickets on:

  • CrossCountry between Newcastle and Leeds and also between Doncaster and Sheffield
  • East Midlands Trains services between London St Pancras International and Sheffield
  • Great Northern and Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Peterborough
  • Hull Trains via any reasonable route
  • Northern services between Sheffield and Doncaster / Leeds
  • TransPennine Express between Newcastle / Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Virgin Trains via any reasonable route

It is advised to keep an eye on the LNER website and social media for updates about the issue and the impact on its services.

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