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Euston incident: Passengers warned disruption will continue into Saturday

Press release   •   Oct 25, 2019 20:19 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being warned to expect continued disruption to services across the network on Saturday morning following a serious trespass incident on Friday evening.

The incident, which happened near Wembley, led to dozens of cancellations and significant delays at London Euston after the power network was shut down to allow police to dealt with the incident.

Although all lines reopened at approximately 7pm on Friday following the three-hour closure, due to the large volume of displaced trains and traincrew, passengers are being warned that journeys are likely to be further disrupted on Saturday morning while the network recovers.

Passengers due to travel on LNR services on Saturday morning are being advised to check their journeys before travelling and look for information on any relaxation of ticket restrictions.

Passengers can visit nationalrail.co.uk and lnr.uk for up-to-date departure information or follow @LNRailway on Twitter.

Any passengers delayed by 15 minutes or more on Friday or Saturday can claim refunds on their journey through the Delay Repay scheme - for more information see lnr.uk/delayrepay

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 70 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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