INCIDENT – Major disruption from London Euston – dewirement at Wembley.(Network Rail)

INCIDENT - Major disruption from London Euston - dewirement at Wembley A dewirement at Wembley is causing travel disruption from Euston station

A dewirement at Wembley is causing travel disruption from Euston station.(Network Rail)

There will be no train services to or from London Euston station tomorrow morning (Sunday 3 Dec) until at least midday.

Passengers are being advised to check before they travel tomorrow using National Rail Enquiries. 

At around 15:30 Friday afternoon (1 Dec) the overhead wires that provide electrical power to trains were damaged in the Wembley area. Over 500m of overhead wires now need replacing and our engineers have been on site since the incident occurred, working to repair the damage as quickly as possible.

To complete this significant job, all lines out of London Euston will have to be closed Sunday morning. Passengers traveling on the West Coast main line in and out of Euston will be affected by delays as the timetable is amended.

NOTES:

  • The cause of the incident is not known at this stage
  • All train operators using London Euston station are affected; Virgin, London Midland and London Overground
  • London Euston station however will open as normal on Sunday morning, despite there being no services
  • Services travelling from the north towards London Euston will also be affected – please check National Rail Enquiries
  • The London Underground tube station at Euston is unaffected and will be open as normal
  • Images attached are NOT available in high-res – they have come directly from site and show the downed overhead wires on the ground in the Wembley area

Reduced Service Between Euston & Milton Keynes to Continue Today.(London Midland)

Reduced train service to and from Euston today.

Following damage to overhead lines near Wembley yesterday, London Midland has to run a reduced service to/from London Euston all day today (Saturday 3rd December).

All services that leave London Euston to Tring – at 4 and 34 minutes past each hour – have been cancelled, as well as all services that start at Tring.

Other services will call additionally at Kings Langley and Apsley. Customers intending to use London Midland services to or from Bushey or Harrow & Wealdstone should use London Overground or local bus services.

For those travelling further, London Midland tickets will be accepted on Virgin Trains services. They will also be accepted on Chiltern Railways between London and Birmingham.

At this stage it is too early to say whether full service will be able to resume on Sunday.

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Do not travel – rail lines to Euston closed Sunday

Train operators serving Euston station are advising passengers not to travel this Sunday.

Network Rail needs to make repairs following major damage to overhead power lines in the Wembley area.

This means no trains will be able to access Euston station until at least midday. However this is only an estimate. The work may take longer and passengers planning to travel later on Sunday are advised to check before setting off. London Overground services are also affected.

London Midland services to and from the capital will not be able to run south of Northampton or Milton Keynes while the repair work takes place.

Tickets dated for travel Sunday will be accepted by London Midland on Monday.

A London Midland spokesman said:

“We apologise to our passengers. Until the damage is repaired it just isn’t possible to run trains. So the advice has to be – don’t travel this Sunday until you have checked that the lines in and out of Euston have reopened.”