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Power issue causes chaos on West Norfolk rail link

West Norfolk’s main rail operator has apologized after engineering work caused chaos for thousands of passengers yesterday.

Services to and from West Norfolk were halted for most of Sunday after engineers discovered the line’s overhead power supply had been cut in the Littleport area.

The breakdown was only repaired in the early evening, leaving many passengers stranded in stations.

Power supply problems disrupted thousands of train journeys to and from West Norfolk yesterday.

Great Northern, the region’s main rail operator, said it was able to provide buses or taxis to ‘most’ of the passengers affected by the problem, with social media posts urging others to drop out altogether their trip.

The company says availability was “very limited” due to arrangements to cover engineering work on other parts of the rail network.

But a passenger who tried to travel from Lynn to London said no information was provided to the public when he arrived at Lynn station.

A Great Northern spokesman said this morning: ‘We apologize to those passengers whose journeys were interrupted by a power outage near Littleport on Sunday, and thank them for their patience as the outage took up most of the day to find and repair, and the supply of alternative buses and taxis was very limited.

“Anyone whose travel was delayed by 15 minutes or more can apply for delay compensation, and anyone with a ticket who was unable to travel can apply for a full refund.”