The not-so Flying Scotsman! World-famous steam locomotive won’t be stopping in Ely after it breaks down in Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 16:21 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 18 October 2017

The Flying Scotsman was due to travel from Ely to Norwich on October 18 but broke down in Peterborough.

The Flying Scotsman was due to travel from Ely to Norwich on October 18 but broke down in Peterborough.


The Flying Scotsman has reportedly broken down in Peterborough on its way to Ely this evening.

The world-famous steam locomotive was due to arrive in East Cambridgeshire at 5.30pm but will no longer stop in Ely as it has “developed a fault,” according to Abellio Greater Anglia.

Cambridgeshire British Transport Police tweeted: “#FlyingScotsman update is that it won’t go beyond #Pboro due to a failure; happily no trespassers reported from the crowds that did gather.”

The news will come as a disappointment to many steam fans who have been lining the locomotive’s route in an attempt to capture a rare glimpse at it.

The passengers due to travel on the service are still completing the journey but will be pulled by a diesel locomotive. All customers are being contacted.


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