Good day for delays on the ECML

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David

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NRES said:
Power supply problem to trains at Newark North Gate

Time Reported: 10:00
Route Affected: London Kings Cross - Peterborough - Newark North Gate - Doncaster - York - Newcastle - Edinburgh - Aberdeen
TOC/s Affected: GNER, Hull Trains
Description: Train services are being disrupted at Newark North Gate due to a power supply problem to trains. Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays can be expected. There is currently no estimate for a normal train service to resume
Easements: Midland Mainline and Virgin West Coast are accepting GNER tickets
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Road vehicle collided with railway bridge in the Grantham area

Time Reported: 11:30
Route Affected: All routes via Grantham
TOC/s Affected: Central Trains, GNER, Hull Trains
Description: Train services between are being disrupted due to a road vehicle colliding with a railway bridge in the Grantham area. Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays of up to 90 minutes can be expected. The estimated time for normal services to resume is 3 hours.
Both problems are reported to have been cleared, but both GNER and Hull Trains services are delayed, with some services cancelled due to the trains being in the wrong place...
 
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A friend on a train today left Kings Cross at 0930, where GNER staff were shunting people onto it instead of letting them wait for the 1000. He got to Durham at 1500, just slightly later than 1210!!

Apparently they were held for nearly 2hrs at Newark and the surrounds (must've missed the bridge strike...but I know where and why that is). They were told it was a failed freight train...and that southbound trains were getting priority because there was no GNER stock in the southern section of the line to form more trains!

THe bridge strike...probably on the A52 bridge at Grantham, where it narrows under the bridge, also going round a corner, so any large lorry takes up all the road and has to wait for no traffic to be coming the other way. Plus, the bridge is lower than it seems due to the incline that the road is on.

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GNER's absolutly stunning week continues....

Broken down train in the Grantham area

Time Reported: 20:09
Route Affected: London Kings Cross - Peterborough - Grantham - Doncaster - Leeds/York - Newcastle; also Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield - Nottingham - Grantham - Peterborough - Norwich
TOC/s Affected: Central Trains, GNER, Hull Trains
Description: Train services are being disrupted due to a broken down train in the Grantham area. Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays can be expected. The estimated time for a normal train service to resume is 2-3 hours
Updates: 22:13 Due to further developments delays up to 2 hours can be expected
I've just had a look through the cleared service alterations, and it seems as though the ECML has had a cracking day for delays.

Signalling system problem between Stevenage and Peterborough

Time Reported: 09:55
Route Affected: London Kings Cross – Finsbury Park – Alexandra Palace – Stevenage – Huntingdon – Peterborough
TOC/s Affected: GNER, Wagn
Description: Train services between Stevenage and Peterborough are being disrupted by a signalling system problem. Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays of up to 40 minutes can be expected. There is currently no estimate for normal services to resume
Updates: 10:45 Wagn services to/from London Kings Cross will start from/terminate at Huntingdon. GNER services will call additionally at Huntingdon to pass customers to/from Peterborough

Time reported cleared: 12:50
THIS INCIDENT HAS BEEN CLEARED
Broken down train at Retford

Time Reported: 15:48
Route Affected: All services to/from and via Retford
TOC/s Affected: GNER, Northern Rail
Description: Train services at Retford are being disrupted due to a broken down train in the area. Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays can be expected. There is currently no estimate for normal services to resume
Time reported cleared: 18:30
 

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Oh dear, what an awful time for GNER :( . Their luck has gone from bad to worse.
 
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