Newcastle United supporters hit by major pre-Tottenham Hotspur travel disruption as advice issued

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Newcastle United supporters travelling to London by railway have been advised not travel today

Newcastle United supporters making the trip to Tottenham Hotspur by rail on Sunday have been advised not to travel due to severe damage to overhead lines between Peterborough and Grantham.

The Magpies take on Spurs in North London at 4.30pm on Sunday but a number of away fans are set to be impacted by disruption on the rail network. Issuing an update on Sunday, LNER said on their website: "Due to severe damage to overhead lines between Peterborough and Grantham yesterday, customers are advised not to travel today, Sunday 10 December. The lines remain blocked today, Sunday 10 December, between Peterborough and Grantham to allow repairs to be made to the overhead line.

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"Customers with tickets dated 9 or 10 December 2023 can use their tickets for travel on 11 or 12 December. Alternatively, you are able to obtain a refund from the point of purchase. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your journey today."

The disruption is expected to remain until the end of the day with a number of trains originally scheduled to be going from Newcastle to London Kings Cross. The 07:55 service has been cancelled due to the damage of the overhead electric wires while a number of other trains have also been cancelled. There are planned services that are still running but will terminate early, meaning away supporters will need to change trains or make alternative arrangements.

Offering further advice on travel arrangements, LNER said: "You can use your ticket on the following train operating companies at no extra cost: TransPennine Express between Manchester, Leeds and York/Newcastle. East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras, Leicester and Sheffield. CrossCountry between Sheffield, Doncaster/Leeds Avanti West Coast between London Euston, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Please be aware that other operators services are also likely to be busy. Were working with our partners at Network Rail to get trains moving again as quickly as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused."

Information on cancellations and where services running between Newcastle and London Kings Cross will terminate, can be found right HERE on the LNER travel alert section of their website.

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