27 Dec 2014

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Trains in and out of King’s Cross station are cancelled leading to overcrowding and misery for commuters at Finsbury Park.

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Trains in and out of London King’s Cross have been cancelled because of overrunning Network Rail engineering works north of the station, with a reduced service on Sunday. Passengers travelling with East Coast, First Hull Trains, Grand Central and Great Northern face major delays on many services, Network Rail said. By lunchtime the mayhem had stretched north to Finsbury Park, where large crowds of rerouted travellers forced a temporary closure.

Finsbury Park

An East Coast spokesman said: “We apologise for the continued disruption to journeys today, after Network Rail engineering work north of London King’s Cross station was not completed as planned. Our very strong advice to customers is to avoid travelling today, and to defer travel to another date. Tickets dated for today will be valid tomorrow and on Monday.”

Paddington Station

Paddington Station in west London was also closed following a signal failure just outside the terminal. Passengers travelling into London from the Thames Valley faced major disruption because of the electrical fault at the hub station.