First Capital Connect trains evacuated after balloon hits cables
- 7 February 2014
- From the section Cambridgeshire
Two passenger trains were evacuated after a child's foil balloon hit overhead cables, causing a power cut in Cambridgeshire.
Train operator First Capital Connect said the trains were stopped at 12:50 GMT just south of Huntingdon.
All lines were blocked and passengers going in both directions on the Peterborough to King's Cross East Coast Mainline route were taken off, he said.
Delays continued after the lines opened and services resumed.
Passengers on board the 10:45 GMT service from Leeds were stuck at Huntingdon for more than three hours, a spokesman for operator East Coast Trains confirmed.
Their train was being "diesel-hauled" the rest of the way to London, he added.