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Reduced evening service at London Euston as overhead line repairs continue

Press release   •   Mar 09, 2020 16:45 GMT

Passengers at London Euston are being advised to check their journeys this evening (Monday) as a reduced service remains in operation while overhead line repairs continue.

Network Rail engineers worked through the night on Sunday evening to begin repairing a large stretch of damaged wires at South Kenton, near Wembley Stadium. However, due to the extent of the damage, further work is required tonight, meaning some lines out of Euston will close from 9pm.

London Northwestern Railway passengers are advised to check their journeys before travelling and to use alternative routes if possible as trains are expected to be very busy.

Journey planners will be updated with latest travel information for any affected journeys tonight and on Tuesday morning. Customers can stay up to date by visiting www.lnr.uk/plan

Lawrence Bowman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: "We apologise to our customers for any delays to their journeys while Network Rail continue to repair this large section of damaged overhead wires. Passengers are advised to check their journeys before travelling and to consider using alternative routes if possible."

Any passengers delayed by 15 minutes or more as a result of the disruption can claim compensation by visiting www.lnr.uk/delayrepay

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 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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