More disruption for rail travellers

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Published: Tuesday 30th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Rail and Tube travellers endured more morning travel misery today.

An overhead wire problem meant hold-ups for passengers in Scotland and northern England.

The problem, at Dunbar in Scotland, meant rush-hour disruption for those travelling with the Cross Country, East Coast and ScotRail train companies.

On the Tube, a signal fault at Neasden in north west London led to a part suspension of services on the Metropolitan line.

With the Jubilee line already part suspended in north west London due to planned engineering work, commuters in this area faced a struggle to get to work.

Tube travellers trying to switch to main line services then found there were delays to Chiltern trains due to a signal problem at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

The latest delays come as passengers prepare for fare rises on Friday.

Main line season tickets will rise by up to 2.5%, while Tube fares will also go up by more than 2%.

There was travel chaos in north London at the weekend when overrunning engineering work led to the closure of King’s Cross station.

This has thrown the spotlight on the salaries of Network Rail bosses and their performance-related bonus system.

Rail regulators are looking into the engineering overrun, which Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has described as unacceptable.

Published: Tuesday 30th December 2014 by The News Editor

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