RAIL passengers are facing travel disruptions after some services were suspended due to a shortage of train staff.
Direct Thameslink services between Brighton and Cambridge do not operate today due to a shortage of train drivers, with limited service between the two stations.
Customers and commuters are advised to take alternative routes between Brighton and London St Pancras International, between London St Pancras International and Finsbury Park and between London Kings Cross, Finsbury Park and Cambridge.
Thameslink has advised customers to allow around 20 minutes extra time for journeys, saying: “As the cancellations will result in a reduced number of train departures from stations on the Brighton-Cambridge route, there will be heavier utilization of these alternative services.”
Services between Brighton and Bedford will also be affected, with an additional stop being added to the route in both directions at Balcombe to ensure regular train service at the station.
Roadworks between Three Bridges and Horsham are also causing disruption to rail travelers this weekend as replacement buses run between the two stations.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20794012.thameslink-services-disrupted-due-driver-shortage/?ref=rss Thameslink services suspended due to driver shortage