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Kings Cross Fire
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:36:27 pm »
All trains are currently suspended to / from Moorgate and Kings X due to a fire nearby (unconnected with the railway but opposite the main signal box controlling trains up to Peterborough)

So might be a long journey home tonight.

And it's raining........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5117264.stm

http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 03:38:45 pm »
Thanks sasquartch.

Just read this on the First Capital Connect site.

Kings Cross Mainline

Kings Cross Mainline station has been evacuated due to an major incident in the Kings Cross area,

All First Capital Connect services from Kings Cross Mainline as a result have been suspended.

Replacement buses have been ordered by First Capital Connect WH running between St Albans & Hatfield also between Luton & Hitchin also between Bedford & Sandy.

GNER are running replacement buses Kettering and Peterborough and Midland Mainline services as a result are calling additionally at Kettering.

Virgin West Coast services will convey passengers for Glasgow via Euston.

Please note First Capital Connect WH services between Bedford/Luton/St Albans to Gatwick Airport/Brighton/ Sutton are not affective and are running normally.

For further information please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 04:01:46 pm »
Don't the trains to St Albans go via Kings Cross?
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 04:15:47 pm »
Thameslink trains are unaffected.
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 04:40:03 pm »
Any idea if the suggested bus replacement service from St Albans only goes to Hatfield, or take in other stations (like us)?
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 05:14:57 pm »
Quote of the week from First Capital Connect...

Please travel home as soon as you can and be prepared for delay. We strongly advise that customers do not travel at this time.
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2006, 06:12:58 pm »
At the risk of being hit with a brick ..... would anyone like to blog about their journey home? A mobile phone picture would do as an illustration.

If anyone wants to blog their journey, please let me know I will sign you up to the Weblog.

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2006, 06:31:32 pm »
2 and a half flippin' hours from Kings Cross (via St Albans and Hatfield).

I dread to think what it's like down there now rush hour has started.

FYI, There appears to be about one bus a fortnight running southwards from Hatfield. Would strongly advise you don't try it!

Now where's that brick for the editor  :)
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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006, 06:36:34 pm »
That's sounds like the first three paragraphs for a cracking weblog entry.

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2006, 07:57:23 pm »
nightmare journey home - and they stopped all trains from Moorgate as well - makes complete sense to me !
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2006, 09:59:41 pm »
First Capital Connect are advising that there will be substantial changes to the timetable tomorrow morning. For more information, see their website - http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/

But in summary:

They are hoping to operate the following services from 06:00 on Tuesday 27th June (in both directions):
•   Peterborough—Huntingdon—Finsbury Park (12 coaches: 1 train per hour)
•   Cambridge—Royston—Baldock—Letchworth Garden City—Hitchin—Finsbury Park (1 train per hour)
•   Cambridge—Royston—all stations to Welwyn Garden City—Finsbury Park (1 train per hour)
•   Peterborough—all stations to Welwyn Garden City—Finsbury Park (1 train per hour)
•   Welwyn Garden City—all stations to Alexandra Palace—Finsbury Park (2 trains per hour)
•   King's Lynn—all stations to Cambridge (2 trains per hour)

Trains are departing southbound from Brookmans Park at :06 and :36 and northbound at :05 and :35

The first southbound train is at 6:36am
« Last Edit: June 26, 2006, 10:28:58 pm by James Bentall »
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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2006, 07:01:50 am »
Think I'll work from home today. Thank god for broadband.
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2006, 11:13:30 am »
Hi
Can anyone tell me if trains are actually running from B Park today?Its just that Ive heard that none are. Just a yes would be fine as I know the times were posted earlier. I can't get through on any of the numbers  :(
Thanks very much
Jane
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2006, 11:19:50 am »
Hi Jane,

I presume you have seen this on the First Capital Connect Website. Whether it is happening or not I am not sure.

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There will be no services into London King's Cross,all services will start and terminate at Finsbury Park where London Underground services are available. London Buses are also passing First Capital Connect Ticket holders.

An Emeregency timetable will operate as follows: Please note that these services will operate as 4 carriage trains today.

WELWYN GARDEN CITY - FINSBURY PARK

A half hourly service will operate from Welwyn Garden City to Finsbury Park departing at XX25 and XX55 minutes past the hour, starting with with the 06:25hrs.

The XX25 minutes past the hour will call at Hatfield at XX30, Welham Green at XX33, Brookmans Park at XX36, Potters Bar at XX40, Hadley Wood at XX44, New Barnet at XX47, Oakleigh Park at XX49, New Southgate at XX53, Alexandra Palace at XX56 arriving at Finsbury Park at XX03.

The XX55 minutes past the hour will call at Hatfield at XX00, Welham Green at XX03, Brookmans Park at XX06, Potters Bar at XX10, Hadley Wood at XX14, New Barnet at XX17, Oakleigh Park at XX19, New Southgate at XX23, Alexandra Palace at XX26 arriving at Finsbury Park at 00:33.

FINSBURY PARK - WELWYN GARDEN CITY

A half hourly service will operate from Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City departing at XX10 and XX40 minutes past the hour, starting with with the 07:10hrs.

The XX10 minutes past the hour will call at Alexandra Palace at XX14, New Southgate at XX18, Oakleigh Park at XX22, New Barnet at XX24, Hadley Wood at XX27, Potters Bar at XX32, Brookmans Park at XX35, Welham Green at XX37, Hatfield at XX41 arriving at Welwyn Garden City at XX48.

The XX40 minutes past the hour will call at Alexandra Palace at XX44, New Southgate at XX48, Oakleigh Park at XX52, New Barnet at XX54, Hadley Wood at XX57, Potters Bar at XX02, Brookmans Park at XX05, Welham Green at XX07, Hatfield at XX11 arriving at Welwyn Garden City at XX18.


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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2006, 11:30:28 am »
Yes - thanks David.

After weeks of planning - my daughter has to go up on the train to London for work experience & this has thrown her route off course somewhat!

Oh well - I suppose she'll see what travelling into town is like at its worst!..
Thanks again
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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2006, 11:45:07 am »
I would recommend getting to High Barnet or Cockfosters if you can and getting the tube
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2006, 11:53:21 am »
Try and avoid Cockfosters as the Picadilly Line has had loads of delays due to engineering work recently.

High Barnet is a much better bet - I came back last night on the Northern Line and it was fine, although there seemed to be a lot more Edgware trains than Barnet bound.

 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2006, 02:59:30 pm »
Oh joy. Finsbury Park was crowded to the point of being dangerous this morning.  Fortunately people seemed to tolerate the situation with a good humoured stoicism.
 

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Re: Kings Cross Fire
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2006, 09:47:28 pm »
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Trains will resume operating to their normal timetables in to and out of London Kings Cross from the start of service on Wednesday 28 June 2006.

Taken from:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_bulletins/0fd120ee0a0400020126655eda183073.html
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