Newcastle fans face train nightmare ahead of Spurs clash with huge delays and passengers advised 'not to travel' | The Sun

NEWCASTLE fans have been advised not to travel to London by LNER after major disruption hit the train network ahead of Toon's clash with Tottenham.

All trains from Newcastle to the capital have been cancelled following "severe damage" to overhead lines between Peterborough and Grantham on Saturday.

Train operator LNER announced there was major disruption between London and York with lines to Lincoln and Leeds also affected.

Newcastle fans travelling to the Tottenham match are able to get as far as Grantham in Lincolnshire but would then have to make alternative arrangements.

One possible alternative for fans is to take a bus from Grantham to London with supporters travelling on the 8:30am train receiving advice from LNER.

Another alternative for those yet to set off is to travel from Newcastle to Carlisle or Manchester before boarding a London-bound train.

But the Magpies fans also face a nightmare journey back to the north-east as the 7:30pm train from King's Cross to Newcastle has been cancelled.

That means there will only be one train back to Newcastle for fans to travel on – and that has been delayed due to staff shortages.

LNER issued a statement informing customers that their tickets would be valid on other trainlines, including the TransPennine Express between Manchester, Leeds and York/Newcastle.

Toon's clash with Spurs in North London kicks off at 4:30pm with Eddie Howe's side looking to bounce back from their mid-week defeat to Everton.

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Tottenham are also looking to recover their form after failing to win their last five games despite taking the lead in each one.

A win for Newcastle would move them above Tottenham in the table into fifth place, and potentially just one point off fourth-placed Manchester City.

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