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Rail passengers urged to check journeys following major disruption at Coventry

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Rail passengers urged to check journeys following major disruption at Coventry

Rail passengers travelling to and from Northampton are being urged to check their journeys before travelling following a train derailment in Coventry today (Tue 15 December).

Disruption is expected to last until around midday and passengers are advised that disruption is likely to continue for the rest of the day.

Passengers are advised to avoid travel before 1200hrs and to check for the latest information at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

A spokesman for London Northwestern Railway said "A train derailment incident has happened at Coventry during the early hours of today and this will impact on services running in the region. 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/"

Passengers can check live travel information by visiting www.lnr.uk/plan or follow @LNRailway on Twitter for the latest updates.

Any passenger whose journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more can claim compensation via the Delay Repay scheme - visit www.lnr.uk/delayrepay for details.

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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 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. 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. 

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