Major East Coast rail delays due to broken down train

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Disruption on routes between Grantham and Doncaster is expected until the end of service due to a broken down train between Retford and Doncaster.

Virgin Trains East Coast is predicting delays of up to 60 minutes on the line up until around midday on Thursday, September 8.

Journeys between Grantham and Doncaster and throughout the East Coast Main Line may be cancelled, diverted or delayed by up to 20 minutes as services return to normal.

Some trains from London towards Doncaster will not call at Retford. Customers for Retford are being advised to change at Doncaster for a returning service to Retford.

A Virgin train was caught on damaged cabling on Tuesday.

A Virgin train was caught on damaged cabling on Tuesday.

Its not the first time this week trains have been affected by problems in the Retford area.

Trains ground to a halt on the East Coast Main Line on Tuesday due to damage to overhead wires. A virgin train was caught in the cables and was stuck on the line causing delays and cancellations across the board.

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