Faulty station lights force train cancellation

Faulty lights caused misery in WGC yesterday (Monday)

Faulty lights caused misery in WGC yesterday (Monday) - Credit: Archant

Faulty lights sparked misery for commuters yesterday (Monday) when a station was plunged into darkness.

Trains could not call in WGC for two hours between 4.34pm and 6.34pm.

It is now fixed, but rail users were unimpressed at the time.

Tilly Sampson took to Twitter to register her disgust.

She posted: “Welwyn station shut. Like I needed another reason not to work here #angry.”


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A spokesman for rail operator First Capital Connect apologised for any problems its passengers faced.

They said: “Due to technical issues at WGC station yesterday evening the lighting was temporarily out. This meant that no trains were able to stop at the station between 16.34 and 18.34.

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“Replacement buses were in operation between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City as well as ticket acceptance being available on local bus operators.

“The issue has been resolved and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to our passengers.”

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