MAJOR DISRUPTION: Freight train derails near Hitchin

Train derails at Hitchin
Credit: Graham Mack

UPDATE: Trains are now returning to normal following this incident – trains may still be subject to delay and/or cancellation

It has been confirmed that a freight train has derailed just north of Hitchin station, and is meaning trains are delayed through the station.

It is anticipated that disruption will continue until at least 12:00.

The reason behind the delays is because the derailment has damaged some of the infrastructures at Hitchin which prevents trains from running on some lines

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes in.

The following temporary amendments are in place:

  • Cambridge to Brighton services will not run
  • Cambridge to London Kings Cross services will not run
  • London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services will only run between Cambridge and Kings Lynn
  • Hitchin will have a reduced service towards London

Ticket acceptance is in place on any of the following routes:

  • Thameslink via all routes
  • Greater Anglia between Cambridge, Ely and London Liverpool Street
  • CrossCountry between Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge
  • LNER between Peterborough and London Kings Cross
  • East Midlands Railway between Peterborough and Ely
  • London Underground across central London

Are you stuck in these delays? Let us know in the comments below!

Photo from @GrahamMack on Twitter.

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  • Looks as if several bogie wagons derailed; just imagine the scenario: “keep ’em coming, mate, keep ’em coming……ooops, hold it. hold it!!” Been there, seen it, done it….! Happy days.