Train delays at Hackney Downs Station

Rail commuters suffered delays into and out of Liverpool Street Station earlier today (Wednesday) after problems with overhead lines just outside Hackney Downs Station.

Rail commuters suffered delays into and out of Liverpool Street Station earlier today (Wednesday) after problems with overhead lines just outside Hackney Downs Station.

A Spokesman for Network Rail, which owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure, said: “There was a problem with a piece of the overhead line. There was a flash and a bang as the equipment failed and there was some smoke.

“We made a temporary repair and will carry out a full repair overnight.

“It caused delays this morning, and although trains were running again by 10.15am, it took a while for service to get back normal.”