Cambridge trains cancelled after 'operational incident' with lines closed

Train services have been cancelled or delayed
-Credit: (Image: Reach Plc)

Some trains to and from Cambridge have been cancelled or delayed due to an 'operational incident' on Saturday morning (June 22). Great Northern and Thameslink services have been affected.

Some lines are currently closed between Stevenage and Cambridge. Disruption is expected until 8.45am.

The routes affected are Great Northern services between London Kings Cross and Cambridge, Ely, and Kings Lynn. Thameslink services affected are between Brighton/Three Bridges and Cambridge.

A National Rail spokesperson said: "An operational incident is delaying the journey of a train in this area. This refers to a problem which Great Northern and Thameslink will need to investigate before the train and its crew can continue.

"They may need to do this alongside other partners, such as Network Rail, in order to gather all the details needed. This will let them determine that the train can move safely and the railway can reopen for normal use."

They added that the railway operates on 'failsafe' systems which stop trains or restrict their movements if a possible fault or issue is detected. This must be investigated before services can resume as usual.