Train chaos after power line woes

Train passengers faced a second day of bank holiday weekend disruption yesterday, as damaged overhead power lines caused lengthy delays.

Journeys on the east coast main line between Aberdeen and London's Kings Cross were affected for much of the day after cables in Copmanthorpe, south of York, were damaged.

The problems followed hours of chaos on Saturday, when power lines were damaged in Lincolnshire, leading to disruption on 70 scheduled services.