CrossCountry Trains Delays due to Gas Leak

With only one month of 2016 left, it seems the excuses for train delays are becoming more  and more obscure. On Thursday 1st December, commuters travelling between Newcastle and Darlington faced delays following reports of a gas leak nearby.

The disruption affected many services, including those which were travelling towards London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Birmingham- and lasted for what appeared to be four hours.

Due to reports, the National Rail stated that engineers were called out in order to access the gas leak, which was located close to Durham Railway Station and resulted in trains being delays by up to 80 minutes, with knock-on delays following the incident. Despite this, buses continued to run between the two cities.

Some commuters were not impressed with the issued reason for the delays they ended up facing- however many appreciated the safety risk that an untreated gas leak could present. Many services were also affected with the delays which were heading in a range of different directions, including CrossCountry.

Here at Trains From Hell, we understand how difficult it can be to keep calm when you are facing public transport delays, especially when the reason for the delay is a public health risk- however we think we have a solution. If your train was delayed by 30 minutes or longer, you could be owed your money back! If you were faced with the Cross Country Train Delays on the first of the festive month, make sure you get in contact today!

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