Euston delays: Severe disruption facing thousands due to earlier signal failure

A signal failure is to blame

Cathy Adams
Thursday 08 August 2019 17:33
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Euston delays: thousands stranded as all services suspended

Thousands of passengers are facing evening disruption thanks to an earlier signal failure at London Euston station.

All services from London’s fifth busiest station were suspended this afternoon following a signalling fault.

All lines have since reopened, and services are beginning to return to normal, according to National Rail.

However, disruption is expected to last until 8pm ”and trains may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised”.

Trains have also been cancelled at other stations around the country, including Manchester, as they are unable to travel to Euston.

Customers for stations to Watford Junction can use their ticket on Chiltern Railways, London Northwestern, London Underground, Thameslink and Southern services.

Passengers travelling on Virgin Trains can use their tickets for travel tomorrow or receive a full refund, the train operator announced.

London Northwestern, which runs services from the capital to northwest England, is currently trying to source road transport for passengers. Customers can also use their tickets on Chiltern Railways, Cross Country, East Midlands Trains, Great Western Railway, London Overground, Thameslink, Virgin Trains and Southern via any reasonable route, the operator announced.

Any passenger with a ticket to travel in or out of Euston today should check National Rail before travel.

Passengers will be able to apply for compensation if their journey is delayed by more than 30 minutes.

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