Signal failure causes chaos

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THOUSANDS of rail commuters suffered five hours of disruption after signalling problems led to the cancellation of a number of services.

Trains between Edinburgh and Bathgate, and Edinburgh and Glasgow were disrupted due to signalling problems at Newbridge junction, near Edinburgh Park station, shortly after 5pm yesterday.

A spokesman for Network Rail said there were five cancellations and 19 “part cancellations”, where commuters were offered replacement bus services from Waverley.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “There was a points failure at Newbridge junction yesterday evening. Temporary repairs were in place by 8.30pm and we went in overnight to fix the problem permanently. Services were back to normal by around 10pm.”