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Disruption to train services to and from Euston

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2020 08:53 GMT

Damage to overhead power lines outside Euston

Train services to and from Euston will be severely disrupted today. Network Rail engineers have hundreds of metres of overhead power lines to repair in the South Kenston area north of London.

Train services to and from the capital will be subject to delay and cancellation all day.  All train services from Euston to the West Midlands and the North West of England will be impacted by this disruption.

There will be no services leaving Euston after 2100 hours tonight as Network Rail will need access to the track to make further repairs through the night.  

Closing the line overnight will have an impact on Monday morning services. Passengers are advised to check for the latest information at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

A spokesman for London Northwestern Railway said "There is significant damage to overhead electric wires. This severely limits the train services we can run today and this will affect Monday morning commuters too. We have arranged ticket acceptance with other train operators and we are doing all we can to keep people moving but we have limited capacity and there will be disruption. We encourage anyone  delayed by 15 minutes or more to claim compensation. Details can be found on our website at LNR.uk"

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About West Midlands Trains

For further information on this release, call our press office on 03300 955150 or email press.office@wmtrains.co.uk

West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast mainline to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street.

For more information on these services visit westmidlandsrailway.co.uk or londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk

The West Midlands Trains franchise started on 10 December 2017 and will run until 2025/26.

West Midlands Trains operates 1,300 services a day, manages 150 stations and provides over 80 million passenger journeys a year. Over the course of the franchise, West Midlands Trains will be investing £1 billion into the rail network to deliver new trains, improved routes and station upgrades. This will include 400 new train carriages across the network and space for an extra 85,000 passengers into Birmingham and London at peak times.

The franchise is a joint venture between Abellio (70.1% share) and East Japan Railway Company / Mitsui & Co., Ltd (29.9% share in a 50:50 split). Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the UK, Abelllio operates ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, Merseyrail services in a joint venture with Serco and buses through Abellio London. For more information visit www.abellio.com

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