Derailment disrupts rail service

A derailment at Camden Road has caused extensive damage to overhead wires. It means services will not be run between Stratford and Gospel Oak until further notice.

Delays following overground derailment

Thousands of passengers are still facing delays on London's overground network after a derailment in north London. A freight train carrying scrap metal came off the tracks at Camden Road station yesterday morning.

Today a crane was brought in to remove the train from the tracks - but services between Gospel Oak and Highbury and Islington will remain closed until next week. Here's Ria Chatterjee.

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Commuters face days of delays after derailment

Thousands of commuters are still facing delayed journeys after a freight train derailed at Camden Road. Services are not expected to get back to normal until Monday 21 October.

  • Trains between Highbury & Islington and Gospel Oak are currently suspended
  • A train shuttle service (approximately every 20 minutes) will operate between Stratford and Highbury & Islington
  • A train shuttle service (approximately every 15 minutes) will also operate between Gospel Oak and Willesden Junction / Clapham Junction
  • Passengers travelling between Gospel Oak and Richmond will need to change trains at Willesden Junction
  • Journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes

Source: National Rail

'Extensive damage' after north London derailment

Network Rail says a derailment early this morning at Camden Road has caused extensive damage to overhead wires. It means services will not be run between Stratford and Gospel Oak until further notice. Early indications show that the line is expected to remain closed for a number of days.

Damage caused by this morning's derailment
Damage caused by this morning's derailment Credit: Network Rail

In a statement, Network Rail said: "Over the coming days Network Rail engineers will be working tirelessly to reopen the railway as quickly as possible. This work will involve large pieces of plant and equipment, including a very large road crane.

"We will be keeping the local community and passengers up to date with the situation as our work progresses."

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