London Overground delays: Second day of misery for commuters through Hackney and Islington

The Pokemon sign at Dalston Kingsland (Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks)

The Pokemon sign at Dalston Kingsland (Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks) - Credit: Archant

A power failure at Dalston Kingsland this morning left Overground commuters facing a second consecutive day of misery.

Power supply problems at the station also caused travel issues yesterday, and staff at the station offered a Pokemon-themed apology this morning.

It was claimed the “station Pikachu” had been captured – a reference to Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game for smartphones that launched earlier this month.

At 8.30am, less than 20 minutes after the Gazette photographed the light-hearted sign, the problem reoccurred, leaving trains cancelled between Stratford and Camden Road.

The line runs through Hackney and Islington and includes an interchange with the Victoria line at Highbury & Islington.


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As of 10am, the issue was still causing severe delays.

One traveller complained on Twitter about a lack of information on alternative travel out of Stratford.

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