More rail disruption expected tomorrow thanks to derailed Welwyn Garden City train

PUBLISHED: 16:17 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 13 September 2016

There are delays on Great Northern trains this morning

There are delays on Great Northern trains this morning

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An investigation will take place to determine how a train derailed in Welwyn Garden City in the early hours of this morning.

Great Northern spokesman Roger Perkins said: “At 1.20am last night (Tuesday 13 September) a train out of service that was being moved from the depot at Welwyn Garden City had a low speed derailment. It will be rerailed overnight and repairs to the track and infrastructure made the following day.”

One of the four platforms at Welwyn Garden City is out of action and Great Northern train services using the station have been delayed throughout the day and trains have also been running with fewer carriages than normal.

Mr Perkins said: “Work will begin re-railing the train at 9pm tonight at which point southbound trains will not be able to call at Welwyn Garden City until the end of the day and passengers will be offered a bus service between the station and Hatfield, which is four miles away.

“Trains may also be delayed, cancelled or revised tomorrow (Wednesday) while Network Rail completes repairs to track and infrastructure, however southbound trains should be able to call at Welwyn Garden City again.

“We sincerely apologise to passengers for any delay to their journeys.”

Ticket acceptance is in place for Great Northern passengers with alternate transport providers and TfL.


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