London Midland delays

There are delays in London Midland services from Euston due to overhead cable damage near Milton Keynes.

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Rail problems to continue for the rest of the day

Commuters trying to get from Milton Keynes and Northampton to the capital are facing rail delays after a problem with overhead powerlines. Replacement buses had to take passengers on to Wellingborough to get connections into London.

Richard Brooks from London Midland said: "We're doing everything we can and there's lots of people within the industry working very hard to minimise the disruption. I would say the disruption will carry on until the end of today."

Services disrupted all day

Damaged cables causing delays Credit: RMT union

On their website, London Midland give this service update:

"Due to the overhead wires having been brought down at Hanslope Junction, there are currently no trains running between Northampton and Milton Keynes, or on the direct Rugby to Milton Keynes route."

"As a result, services on the Euston line will be disrupted all day. Trains can run between Northampton, Rugby and Birmingham New Street but as most services normally come from London, delays and cancellations are likely on this route too. We are extremely sorry if your journey is affected."

London Midland tickets can be used on the following services for no extra charge:

  • East Midlands Trains between Wellingborough-London St Pancras

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor St-London Marylebone


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