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Broken down train causes delays London to Birmingham

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Passengers travelling betwren Euston and Birmingham could experience delays this morning thanks to a broken down train at Leighton Buzzard.


Video: Watch the moment the Flying Scotsman steams into Kidderminster

Our team at Severn Trent Railway captured the moment the Flying Scotsman steamed into Kidderminster

The nation's best loved locomotive set off from Bewdley this morning and is joining the newly-built Tornado on a 32 mile stretch across the Midlands countryside as part of a five-day event.

Changes to trains after bridge collapse last week

Bridge collapse at Barrow-upon-Soar Credit: ITV News Central

After a bridge partially collapsed at Barrow-upon-Soar station last week, there are some changes to trains this evening.

It affects services running north of Leicester:

  • 20:36 Nottingham to Leicester: This train will no longer run, the 21:35 from Nottingham to Leicester will run as normal.
  • 21:26 Leicester to Nottingham: A rail replacement bus will be running, departing from Leicester at 21:26 and calling at Syston, Sileby, Barrow-upon-Soar, East Midlands Parkway, Beeston and Nottingham
  • 20:49 Sheffield to London St Pancras: This train will no longer call at Loughborough. You can change at East Midlands Parkway where a train will depart at 21:40 for Loughborough.
Bridge collapse at Barrow-upon-Soar Credit: ITV News Central

Keep an eye on East Midlands Trains Twitter @EMTrains for any last minute changes to services.


East Midlands Trains now stopping at Loughborough

Network Rail teams this morning completing making the track safe for trains to run. Credit: ITV News Central

Following on the bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar yesterday, Network Rail have confirmed all lines have reopened and trains are now able to stop at Loughborough.

East Midlands Trains say it will take 'some time' to reintroduce the full timetable at Loughborough and it currently estimates that trains on the Sheffield/Nottingham/London route will begin to call at the station within the next 2 hours.

East Midlands Trains say services will not call at Loughborough until end of the day

Following yesterday's partial bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar East Midlands say services have been resumed to 'near normal'.

However there the train service have say it is likely their trains will not be calling at Loughborough until the end of the day.

Click here to see alternative routes and more information from East Midlands Trains.

New pictures from the scene of the bridge collapse at Barrow Upon Soar yesterday

One day on and these are the pictures from the partial bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar which caused a major disruption to train services between London and the East Midlands.

The partial bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar Credit: ITV News Central

Around 5am this morning East Midlands Trains tweeted 'a near normal timetable has resumed'.

The incident near Loughborough in Leicestershire, meant no direct trains operated between St Pancras and stations north of Leicester, including Sheffield and Nottingham.

Workers at the site of the bridge collapse this morning Credit: ITV News Central
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