Great Northern trains: Delays continue between Hitchin and Cambridge but all lines reopen after Foxton fault

PUBLISHED: 17:04 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 08 December 2017

Great Northern services are expected to begin to return to normal after the signalling system problem at Foxton. Picture: Nick Gill

Great Northern services are expected to begin to return to normal after the signalling system problem at Foxton. Picture: Nick Gill


Rush-hour trains on the Great Northern line between Hitchin and Cambridge are being affected by a signalling fault at Foxton – but the delays are now expected to begin to ease as all lines have reopened.

Routes on the Great Northern line have been affected by a fault with the signalling system, with services running between Royston and Cambridge cancelled, delayed or revised as a result. Trains further afield have been running at a reduced speed.

Replacement bus services have been in place between Royston and Cambridge, but the earlier problem – Network Rail’s responsibility – has now been rectified.

Disruption is expected until at least 7pm.

Greater Anglia and London Underground are conveying customers via any reasonable route until further notice.

For more information and details about compensation visit .

To follow the incident on Twitter use #Foxton.

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:59

The achievements of a Royston woman with Down’s syndrome are the subject of a short film that has been picked up by festivals around the world – and it was made by the 33-year-old’s own mum.

Yesterday, 15:00

A Year 4 class from Icknield Walk First School in Royston have visited the town’s Greneway Middle School to experience science in a big lab as part of their topic ‘animals as humans’.

Yesterday, 09:04

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged knife attack in Meldreth.

Yesterday, 07:01

The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking carotid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.


Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter