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Travel chaos on East Coast Mainline as trains cancelled or delayed due to broken rail

A broken track has caused traffic chaos on the East Coast mainline with delays and cancellations affecting LNER and Lumo services this Sunday (May 21).

Trains could not run between Doncaster and York after the tracks broke at Colton Junction, with services replacing tracks between the two Yorkshire stations.

This has also resulted in some service cancellations, with Lumo confirming that the disruption is expected to continue for the rest of the day as work to repair the damaged rails gets underway. .

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LNER has arranged ticket acceptance with other train operators that can be found on their website, while customers can also postpone their tickets until tomorrow. Lumo has also been affected by the disruption and has accepted tickets onsite with LNER in both directions and between London Euston and Carlisle on Avanti West Coast lines.

On its Twitter account, LNER encouraged customers to apply for a late refund if their journey was affected and issued an apology, saying: “We apologize for the inconvenience caused to your journey. you today.”

Thankfully for Gateshead fans, the Heed Express train, operated by Lumo, arrived in London ahead of the FA Trophy Final after a forty-minute delay. Fans who have been to the capital will be hoping to see Gateshead take home their first FA Cup for the Northeast.

Were you affected by today’s travel disruption on the East Coast Main Road? Let us know!

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