First Capital Connect disruption continues as Radlett wire problems remain unresolved
- Credit: Photo courtesy of Simon Sabin
ANOTHER day of disruption looms for passengers using the Thameslink line into and out of London.
Delays to First Capital Connect trains between Luton and London St Pancras International are expected to continue until further notice due to the ongoing overhead wire problems at Radlett.
First Capital Connect trains between Luton and London St Pancras International are being delayed by up to 30 minutes.
Passengers may use First Capital Connect (Great Northern route), London Overground and London Underground services on any reasonable route.
East Midlands Trains are no longer being affected by this disruption.
Network Rail had closed the line between West Hampstead and Bedford from 9pm last night to carry out repairs on the wires, and it was hoped the situation would be resolved by the morning commute.
On Twitter, FCC has been criticised for its poor communication and lack of updates:
- 1 Meet the artist behind The Queen's Platinum Jubilee mural in St Albans
- 2 Fire broke out at flats above row of shops in How Wood
- 3 From Levi's to Leyton Road: Superstar fashionista for over 50s back on shop floor
- 4 Suspected loan sharks arrested in Hemel Hempstead
- 5 Building company resurfaces bridleway to provide safe route for riders and walkers
- 6 Stalking Protection Order issued to Herts man after obsessive behaviour towards ex
- 7 Tough mother Jenny giving back to Bone Cancer Research
- 8 St Albans shop showcasing small independents by renting out shelves
- 9 Six Bells shock Skew Bridge to lift Herts Ad Knockout Cup
- 10 Huge Victorian house with pool and gym on sale for £1.75m
@Andrew6MS said: “The lack of comms from FCC at such a crucial time is poor. Last night’s journey home was horrendous.”
@amcyoung tweeted: “They locked the barriers to let trains go (with space on), ran 4 coach trains, had incorrect timetables & no contingency plans.”
@lauramacarthur said: “Tech problems yesterday understandable, but response not acceptable. More & better comms needed at stations by staff.”
More updates on this situation throughout the day.