Warning of major rail disruption after overhead wires damaged near London hub

Train passengers are being warned of major disruption after overhead electric wires were damaged near one of London’s busiest railway stations.

Network Rail said services travelling to and from Liverpool Street could be cancelled or revised until 8am on Thursday.

Wires between Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green, east London, were damaged, with the outage impacting Greater Anglia, London Overground, Stansted Express and Transport for London Rail services.

Passengers are being advised to use their tickets on London Underground, London Overground, Greater Anglia, London Buses and c2c to complete their journeys.