August 3, 2022 11.04 am

Damaged overhead wires cause train delays in Grantham

Passengers are being told to expect service disruption

Trains in and around Grantham are facing delays and disruption after damage to overhead wires was discovered on the railways.

Passengers on Tuesday morning have been met with delays and short-notice amendments to timetables as a result of the damage, affecting services to and from Grantham.

Both London North Eastern Railway and East Midlands Railway has confirmed disruption to services involving Grantham, citing the same reason of overhead wire damage.

For LNER, services between Grantham and Newark North Gate are affected, while it extends to Peterborough from Grantham for EMR, with Network Rail saying disruption is expected until around 2pm.

East Midlands Railway updated at 10.52am on Tuesday to say that services to and from Norwich will now be diverted, due to being unable to stop at Grantham.

Meanwhile, London North Eastern Railway apologised for inconvenience to passengers and said it was working with Network Rail to assess the damage and “devise a contingency plan”.

Ticket acceptance has been implemented by LNER on a number of affected services, including EMR routes via Nottingham, reasonable routes from TransPennine Express and Hull Trains, as well as Avanti Trains between London Euston and Glasgow.

Network Rail has also confirmed that customers using EMR may also use their tickets on the following services at no extra cost:

  • CrossCountry between Peterborough and Ely
  • Greater Anglia between Norwich and Ely / London Liverpool Street
  • Great Northern between Peterborough / Ely and London Kings Cross
  • London Underground via any reasonable route

This is an ongoing story and we will update as more information becomes available.