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No trains to Euston due to signal failure

Press release   •   Oct 17, 2019 05:13 BST

Signal failure - no trains to Euston

Due to a signal failure, trains are unable to reach London Euston this morning. London Northwestern Railway is running a half hourly service , calling all stations , between Northampton and Watford Junction. London Overground services from Watford Junction to the capital are unaffected.

London Northwestern services to Crewe, Rugeley Trent Valley, Stoke on Trent and Liverpool and Birmingham will also be affected . All of these services will start from and terminate at Northampton.

Ticket restrictions have been suspended and passengers are encouraged to use alternative routes in to St Pancras and Marylebone.

London Northwestern Railway apologises for the disruption this will cause to journeys today. Network Rail engineers are working to repair the signalling. There is currently no estimate on when signalling will be restored. Passengers  are advised to check for the latest updates at www.nationalrail.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 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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