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Jacob Farr

Edinburgh rail passengers face huge delays as train breaks down in East Lothian

A broken down train in East Lothian is causing disruption between Dunbar/North Berwick and the Scottish capital.

LNER announced that a train that was experiencing faults at Longniddry has meant that lines are blocked. This is understood to be causing delays of up to 25 minutes and could even lead to services being cancelled.

They added that disruption could be expected until 5:00pm this afternoon. It had also been noted that those impacted would be able to use their tickets on the 26 Lothian bus service.

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Passengers impacted by the incident may be able to claim compensation and have been advised to keep a hold of their train ticket as it will be needed to process any request.

A statement on Twitter by LNER read: “A broken down train at Longniddry means some lines between Dunbar / North Berwick and Edinburgh are currently blocked.

“As a result of this, trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 25 minutes. Disruption is expected until 17:00. You can use your ticket on the following services at no extra cost: Lothian Buses route 26.

"For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page. You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

“You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Longniddry

“You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.”


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