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Is This when that train was cooking its passengers north of peterborough, and this is the knock on effect on the following trains/services
 

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It is Doncaster. No-one has got close to the delay reason (it's not a particularly interesting reason but it is quite rare & I've only experienced a delay for that reason on the ECML once).
 

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They had all been told to take the same platform? :shock: Or something to do with the platform?
 

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Since all the 'delayed' trains are northbound express services (with that KX service thrown in for good measure - delayed for a different reason, or as a result of delay to an outward Leeds service?), I'd assume that the 'problem' was somewhere on the main line south of Doncaster - no idea where or what though! I'm amused by the lack of local services though - wouldn't take many more 'delayed' services before they'd be pushed off the bottom of the screen altogether ;) .

Edit: I was thinking of suggesting 'overhead line problems' - until you said that this was a rare problem on the ECML ;) :lol: .
 

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Tomnick said:
Since all the 'delayed' trains are northbound express services (with that KX service thrown in for good measure - delayed for a different reason, or as a result of delay to an outward Leeds service?), I'd assume that the 'problem' was somewhere on the main line south of Doncaster - no idea where or what though! I'm amused by the lack of local services though - wouldn't take many more 'delayed' services before they'd be pushed off the bottom of the screen altogether ;) .

Edit: I was thinking of suggesting 'overhead line problems' - until you said that this was a rare problem on the ECML ;) :lol: .
Yes, you have the right idea, and local services were relatively unaffected. You're right about overhead lines - that is far too common unfortunately.

Keep guessing. ;)
 

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yorkie said:
Tomnick said:
Since all the 'delayed' trains are northbound express services (with that KX service thrown in for good measure - delayed for a different reason, or as a result of delay to an outward Leeds service?), I'd assume that the 'problem' was somewhere on the main line south of Doncaster - no idea where or what though! I'm amused by the lack of local services though - wouldn't take many more 'delayed' services before they'd be pushed off the bottom of the screen altogether ;) .

Edit: I was thinking of suggesting 'overhead line problems' - until you said that this was a rare problem on the ECML ;) :lol: .
Yes, you have the right idea, and local services were relatively unaffected. You're right about overhead lines - that is far too common unfortunately.

Keep guessing. ;)
All too often a problem with OHLE on the ECML. Should have left it as diesel-operation... ;)
 

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matt said:
Either flooding or problems with a level crossing?
Hedging your bets there I see! Yes the first one was correct. Flooding in the Retford area. I was stuck at a very windy and wet Doncaster station for something like 2 hours!

This was the same day I had gone to do some cycling in the Donny/Sheffield area, and I had earlier ended up at Peterborough (as explained in the bikes on trains topic). So, not the best of days out :lol:
 
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