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Rats Caused King's Cross Travel Chaos

27th September 2011

Network Rail has told LBC 97.3 that rats may have been to blame for a power supply problem which caused travel chaos at Kings Cross last night.

ratsTrains were unable to leave the station for about two hours after all signalling stopped working - with a damaged power cable being blamed.

Passengers suffered major disruption as services were cancelled when the power failed just after 6pm.

Some people reported being sat on trains inside the station, which is used by 45,000 passenger a day, for up to four hours.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "A damaged power cable knocked out all signalling between Holloway Road and Finsbury Park, causing severe disruption for passengers travelling from King's Cross station for the rest of the evening.

"While the precise cause of the fault has not yet been determined, rodent damage is not being ruled out."