LNER have issued a statement on social media urging passengers to avoid travel on trains between London and York after damage on the line.

The train company issued a statement explaining that due to damage to the “overhead electric wires between Doncaster and Retford, lines on this route are blocked.”

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A spokesperson for LNER said last night: “Our sincere apologies to customers affected by today's significant disruption as a result of damage to the overhead electric wires which became entangled with a train.

In an update provided on twitter this morning, the company reported that lines were still blocked and asked customers to “defer their travel until tomorrow.”

They said: “Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Doncaster and Retford lines on this route are blocked. Customers are also encouraged to defer their travel until tomorrow.

“We're doing everything we can to get trains up and running and we're sorry for any disruption to your journey today.”

The company stressed that LNER tickets dated November 9 will be accepted on November 10, and has asked customers to “travel as close as possible to your original booked time of day and make a new seat reservation using the LNER website.”

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Unused tickets may also be refunded via point of purchase.


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