Can anybody on the Forum tell us more about what happened at Luton on Tuesday this week?
National Rail reports that
"On Tuesday afternoon, damage was caused to the overhead wires between Luton and London St Pancras International. Network Rail were able to fix the wires, but a signalling problem occurred as a result of this damage."
A picture provided by Network Rail https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cw07FYKW8AAI0cg.jpg:large
looks rather like the south end of Luton station.http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk ... d-progress
contains lots of waffle, but not much real information.
What damage was done to the signalling system, and why is it taking three days (or more) to fix?
What can / cannot be done in the way of train operation in the mean time?
The train service has been greatly reduced, but even the reduced service is severely delayed through the area.
Thameslink are not running through the core. Is there any signalling reason why they could not run from south London through to terminate at Kentish Town, West Hampstead, Cricklewood or St Albans?