Saturday 10 Jan 2015
Mast damage on St Pancras line - media statement
A Network Rail spokesperson said: "At lunchtime today we were made aware that a mast near Harpenden on the main line out of St Pancras was leaning towards the railway. As a safety precaution we stopped trains passing through this area and sent engineers to site to inspect the mast. The mast has now been removed and the line was reopened at 2011 with a revised timetable operating until the end of service today.
"There are alternative routes to the north via King's Cross and Euston. Passengers are advised to check with their train operator or national rail enquiries for the best journey options. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused."
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