Rail services cut as trains suffer ice and snow-related faults
Virgin Trains East Coast and Hull Trains both announced cancellations on Wednesday as some of their trains were affected by the weather.
Rail passengers are suffering major disruption as a number of trains have been taken out of service due to weather-related faults.
Virgin Trains East Coast and Hull Trains both announced cancellations on Wednesday as some of their trains were affected by snow and ice.
The disruption follows a week in which many services were suspended as the country was hit by freezing conditions.
#VTECUpdate Our Engineering team have been working round the clock to repair the damage to our trains after the #BeastFromTheEast late last week.— Virgin Trains EC (@Virgin_TrainsEC) March 6, 2018
As we still have a couple of trains left to repair here is the altered timetable for tomorrow 7th March https://t.co/Al05Da4gnF . pic.twitter.com/YdOcNzewRr
Hull Trains said snow and ice have caused problems with its trains’ electrical systems.
On Wednesday none of its trains will run between Doncaster/Retford/Grantham and London King’s Cross, while a limited shuttle service is in place between Hull and Doncaster.
A spokesman for the operator said: “We are working around the clock to complete the repairs.
“We are extremely sorry for the disruption to passengers.
“We pride ourselves on keeping the Humber region connected to the capital and would like to thank all customers for their continued support at this time.”
Virgin Trains East Coast cancelled five trains on Wednesday. Tickets are valid on previous or following trains.