Rail disruption around Peterborough to last until this evening

Disruption on railways around Peterborough is set to last until this evening.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 1:35 pm
Peterborough Railway Station

There is a broken down train blocking the railway near Manea, between Ely and Peterborough, which is causing major disruption on routes between Liverpool and Norwich.

A spokesman for East Midlands Railway said: “Trains are not able to run between Ely and March in the Peterborough direction.

“Trains are able to run in the Ely direction between March and Ely because the broken down train is only blocking the Peterborough-bound track.

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“To minimise disruption, there will be no EMR services between March and Norwich in either direction. This is because if we allow trains to travel past the broken down train in the Ely direction, we can’t then get them back towards Nottingham until the broken down train has been moved.

“We are expecting the broken down train to now not be moved clear until at least 18:00. As soon as the train has moved, our priority will be to get trains running to their advertised times again. We are currently unable to estimate when we will have our normal timetable service resumed and we are expected this disruption to last for the rest of the day.

“For most of the route, you may continue to travel as originally planned. We are sorry for the delay to your journey today.

We have a limited express rail replacement bus service between Peterborough & Norwich. The first one will depart from Peterborough at 1300 and from Norwich at 1400. This will then run hourly from 1500 until further notice.

“We have a limited rail replacement bus service between Peterborough & Ely running hourly from 1330.

“We have arranged for your ticket to be accepted with other operators on the route. You can use your ticket with:

Greater Anglia, between Norwich and Ely in both directions and also on their rail replacement between Peterborough and Ely.

Thameslink/Great Northern services between Peterborough and Cambridge, via Stevenage to connect with Greater Anglia for Norwich.

Cross Country, between Ely and Peterborough in both directions. Cross Country have rail replacement running on this route.

LNER, between Peterborough and Grantham in both directions. EMR customers can connect at Grantham with Nottingham-Skegness route services.

“If you’re travelling between Ely and March in either direction, we’ll arrange alternative road transport for you. Please use the help points at the station, speak to crew, or contact us directly and we’ll arrange this for you.”