Commuters using London's Fenchurch Street could face a travel headache going home tonight, with operators confirming there will be disruption to the service until the end of the day.
Problems began this morning just before 7:30am when there was a power outage between Uxbridge or Tilbury Town and the City terminus. Passengers were “detrained” on reaching platforms because the onward journey was taking so long.
Although the power is back on the mainline, the most recent update said disruption should be expected between Essex stations and Fenchurch Street until the end of service.
Power has been returned to the mainline, trains now able to run into Fenchurch Street.— c2c Rail (@c2c_Rail) May 27, 2015
Power has NOT been restored to Barking - Grays Via Rainham & Grays to Pitsea.— c2c Rail (@c2c_Rail) May 27, 2015
Passengers tweeted their frustration at the handling of this morning's chaos.
One commuter said she'd be “better off walking to London”.
Another complained her journey had taken her nearly three hours – though she still had not reached her office.
C2C Rail, which operates the line, said passengers whose journey had been delayed by more than 30 minutes could claim compensation.