Three-hour delays as broken-down train causes chaos

LONG-DISTANCE commuters were hit by three-hour rail delays today, caused by a broken-down train on the east coast main line.

East Coast services from Yorkshire to London were delayed in some cases for 190 minutes.

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Network Rail said the stricken train had been moved but that delays would continue until further notice.

A statement on its website said: “There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.”

Trains between Halifax and Hebden Bridge are also being delayed by up to 30 minutes because of “safety checks of the line”.