An investigation has been launched after a driver of a Lumo service had to apply the emergency brake at Peterborough.
Service 1Y80, the 0820 Newcastle to London Kings Cross, was on time but following the emergency brake application made and subsequent investigation, it was around 80 minutes late into London Kings Cross.
The knock-on effect also meant that the 1209 Kings Cross to Edinburgh and its return working were cancelled.
Lumo has taken the train involved out of service to complete safety checks.
No serious injuries were sustained in the incident, but a full investigation alongside the Rail Accident Investigation Branch is being completed by Lumo.
Passengers can travel with Lumo tomorrow if they had their plans changed today.
A spokesperson for Lumo said:
“Today the driver on our 0820 service from Newcastle had to apply the emergency brake near Peterborough.
Such events can be jolting for passengers and we took great care to check on everybody’s welfare. There was some falling luggage and naturally many people will have felt the effects of the sudden halt.
Regrettably there has been a knock-on effect for passengers on the 1209 from Kings Cross and the return journey at XXXX from Edinburgh, both of which have been cancelled. Safety is our first priority and we decided to take the train out of service in order to run thorough safety checks.
All passengers have already been re-routed via LNER today or any Lumo service tomorrow.
All passengers are entitled to a full refund. These should be claimed through the normal ‘delay repay’ channels.
While there were no serious injuries, if anyone has any concerns they should contact us immediately. We are very sorry for any distress the sudden stop may have caused.
A full investigation is now underway and we are supporting the Rail Accident Investigations Branch to determine precisely what happened.”