Disruption to train services to and from London Euston

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Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 15:27
Disruption to train services to and from London Euston

Train services to and from Euston will be severely disrupted later today. Network Rail engineers need to repair overhead power lines in the Wembley area, north of London.

Train services to and from the capital will be subject to delay and cancellation.

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 Sunday morning services. Passengers are advised to avoid travel before 1000 hours and 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 restricts the train services we can run later today and will affect Sunday morning travel too. We have arranged rail  replacement transport where possible and ticket acceptance with other train operators. We will do 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 https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk/"

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About West Midlands Trains

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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 Main Line to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.

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 148 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, East Midlands Railway 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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