First Capital Connect passengers face rush hour disruption
PUBLISHED: 15:58 07 November 2011
COMMUTERS face a nightmare journey home tonight after First Capital Connect announced a “significant reduction” in their evening services after delays earlier this morning.
Passengers are being urged to check the FCC website before they travel to avoid major disruption.
A spokesperson for FCC said tickets would be accepted on East Midlands Trains and London Underground if passengers wanted to take the Great Northern line to Hatfield.
Tickets will be accepted on public buses travelling from Hatfield to St Albans and after 4pm there will be a shuttle bus in place.
Parking charges have been removed at St Albans and Hatfield stations for passengers arriving home later than anticipated.
The chaos began earlier this morning when four signals failed on trains heading south into London. This soon spread to trains heading north. National Rail, who are responsible for maintaining the tracks, have put a temporary fix in place and are on site. They will fix the problem this evening.
A spokesperson for FCC said: “We have taken this up with Network Rail at the highest level. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.”
Follow FCC via their Twitter feed for live updates on @FirstCC and visit their website www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/
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