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Rail Disruption Ahead of Game
Rail Disruption Ahead of Game
Tuesday, 18th Oct 2011 14:22

Fans planning to travel to tonight's match against Portsmouth by train should note that there is currently significant disruption to services from Liverpool Street.

National Express are running a reduced service until further notice due to overhead wire problems. More details here.

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GreenwichBlue added 14:41 - Oct 18
Fantastic. Well done National Express once again. Yey, bring on the Olympics.

Baggins78 added 14:51 - Oct 18
Great thanks very much, just like the Norwich game last year

itfcsmithlarr added 14:53 - Oct 18
I reckon the referee might delay the game by 15mins roughly, just because it will take people longer.

Baggins78 added 14:55 - Oct 18
I doubt it, they didn't last year when it happened and it says there are likely to be delays of 60 minutes with a number of the trains being cancelled

mo_itfc added 15:00 - Oct 18
this morning had 3 hours of delays..
should start sorting itself out for this evening rush hour though!

IPS_wich added 15:11 - Oct 18
I don't really want to be an apologist for NE as their service leaves much to be desired, but I understand this is quite likely due to copper wire thieves. Not much NE can really do about this.

hollywoodginge added 15:44 - Oct 18
People moan about this but surely if there is a problem like this arise it not an intentional fault and surely is in the interest of public safety to sort it, I'd rather be reading about delays than mass casualties.

MaySixth added 15:56 - Oct 18
F** that, not going now.

clive_baker added 16:00 - Oct 18

JimmyStroxton added 16:04 - Oct 18
hollywoodginge - from reading your comment, you are obviously an infrequent user of the train, and thus, do not witness first hand the ineptness of National Express...?!

pimballwizard added 16:09 - Oct 18
Travelled up at lunch time ... ad hoc cancellations from Liv St and the journey took an extra 15 minutes due to no platform being available at Colchester. good thing though is that even with a restricted cheapo tkt from Liv St ( adult £8 single) they were accepting any tkt for any train. Top Tip.... Just start off earlier.... And dont bank on the last train operating !

scooterblue added 16:18 - Oct 18
they have had overhead wire damage at bethnal green since 6am this morning. 5 out of the 6 lines out of liverpool street now open so shouldn't be as bad as this morning. i work for them but can't wait for february when nat express go.

TrueBlueFerret added 16:31 - Oct 18
There will be even more problems for those traveling back on A14 WEST after Stowmarket as road closure 2000 to 0600 FFS.....................

hollywoodginge added 17:03 - Oct 18
Jimmystroxton - I actually do use it often as my daughter lives in Surrey, in my experiences of delays it's cost me time spent with said daughter, a bit different to missing the start of a football game, but I tend to not attribute blame or point fingers and realise that unscheduled faults like the one today can occur and that delays are bound to happen, they are needed to fix things. If however I read that train driver strikes or shortage of drivers due to a retirement party for old jim the rail gaurd then my opion would be of a different nature, but enjoy the game if you are going jimmy, I hope you get there on time and safely

Sindre94 added 17:13 - Oct 18
This sucks for travelling fans, shame on British Travel!

broomfield123 added 18:35 - Oct 18
Bloody cockneys in the betnal green area only because we beat um . Bloody pikes aswell

Mr_Evans added 19:51 - Oct 18
Some of you are complete idiots!! Overhead wires are infrastructure which is under Network Rails property, National Express just pays for the privilege of running a service on Network Rails land.

broomfield123 added 21:48 - Oct 18
Spot the train spotter mr evans. 1st name malcom

Back_The_Boss added 08:45 - Oct 19
Oh dear National Express.

Johnny_Boy added 13:24 - Oct 19
Get ready for the bus replacement disruptions this weekend for the Palace game.

Superfrans added 15:58 - Oct 19
And disruption planned for this Saturday too. Trains running from Newbury Park, apparently... Arse.

s6blue added 20:25 - Oct 19
national express a disgrace

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