Major rail disruption for East Midlands commuters

Rail commuters are being warned to expect long delays this morning following a signalling fault on the system.

The issues which are affecting services more directly in the South-East region, are having a knock on effect throughout the network.

Thameslink said although the fault has been fixed, services would be disrupted until at least 2pm today (Friday).

Services running between London St Pancras and Nottingham, Leicester and Derby in the East Midlands, as well Sheffield, were also likely to be disrupted.

Roger Perkins from Thameslink said that while the problem, which started just before 02:00 BST, has been mended, disruption will continue.

Tickets are being accepted on Great Northern, South West Trains and Southern services via any reasonable route, buses between Elephant and Castle and Elstree and Borehamwood, and the London Underground by any reasonable route.

"As trains return to normal some services will be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or revised due to trains and train crew out of position", it said.