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Lack of train drivers cancels service.

Summary: Passengers have been warned not to travel on a busy rail route because of a lack of available train drivers.

Passengers have been warned not to travel on a busy rail route because of a lack of available train drivers.

First Capital Connect (FCC (1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, www.fcc.gov) The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S. ) said there will be no service on its Great Northern route on Sunday 8 November, and trains it does operate are likely to be "extremely busy".

Union leaders said workers were not taking industrial action but were merely exercising their contractual right not to work on Sundays.

London Midland For the former British Railways region, see London Midland Region (British Railways).

London Midland is the brand name of the train operating company who will operate the new West Midlands railway franchise in England.
 services were disrupted in the summer in a similar case.

FCC said it strongly advised against rail travel unless absolutely necessary, adding that, if journeys were essential, tickets would be accepted on alternative bus and rail routes in areas including London's Liverpool Street Liverpool Street can refer to:
  • Liverpool Street station, a major mainline railway station in central London, England
  • Liverpool Street, Sydney, an important thoroughfare in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia
 and King's Cross stations King's Cross station may refer to::
  • King's Cross railway station in London, England
  • King's Cross St. Pancras tube station for London Underground lines.
, King's Lynn King's Lynn, town (1991 pop. 37,323), Norfolk, E England, on the Great Ouse River near its influx into The Wash, an inlet of the North Sea. Its large harbor serves foreign as well as coastal trade and is the base for a fishing fleet. , Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, Hitchin, Stevenage, Luton Airport and Peterborough.

It is believed that drivers have been refusing to work overtime and rest days for the past two weeks, leading to cancellations and delays.

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Date:Nov 9, 2009
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