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London Midland trains still operating reduced service to Euston after Friday's landslip

London Midland trains are still operating a reduced service into London Euston today after a train hit a landslip on Friday.

The train derailed at Watford Junction and has been affecting services into the capital.

Reduced service into London Euston after landslide

London Midland warns delays could run into the weekend Credit: London Midland

London Midland trains are still operating a reduced service into London Euston today, and potentially throughout the weekend, after a landslip yesterday.

A London Midland train hit the landslip, caused by torrential rain, on Friday morning and the train derailed at Watford Junction. The 06:19 from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston, remained upright but came into contact with the 06:34 Euston to Birmingham New Street service inside Watford tunnel.

This morning London Midland has told ITV News Central that two of four tracks through Watford are still closed, which will result in a reduced service. Journeys may take longer and passengers are advised to check before they travel.

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London Midland train services still disrupted

London Midland has tweeted the following on the derailment disruption:

Photos released of landslide at Watford Junction

Virgin trains have released photos of a landslide at Watford Junction which has caused major disruption on London Midland services today.

London Midland advising people to avoid travelling to London

London Midland advising people to avoid travelling to London Credit: PA

London Midland are advising people to avoid travelling in and out of London due to a derailed train earlier this morning.

Network Rail statement: 'No reported passenger injuries'

Network Rail statement: 'No reported passenger injuries' Credit: PA

Network Rail have released a statement after a train derailed this morning, causing delays for commuters using London Midland trains.

A spokesperson said:

At 7am this morning, a train hit a landslip, caused by torrential rain, resulting in a small section of the train to leave the tracks a few miles north of Watford.

The train remained upright and there are no reported passenger injuries. Our engineers are on site and train services are now running through the area but it will be some time before a normal timetable resumes.

Our priority is to reopen the railway as soon as it is safe to do so. A full investigation into what happened will take place.

– Network Rail spokesperson
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