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Train passengers to face weekend line closures

Train passengers will tomorrow face the first of three August weekend part-closures of a key rail route from London to Scotland.

Work on an £81 million improvement plan at Watford in Hertfordshire means that the West Coast line will be closed between Euston station in London and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire tomorrow and Sunday.

Services run by Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and Southern, will face disruption.
Services run by Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and Southern, will face disruption. Credit: PA

Services run by Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and Southern, will face disruption.

The same closure will be in place from Saturday August 16 to Monday August 18 and also from Saturday August 23 to bank holiday Monday August 25.

Football fans are warned to expect disruption as the first of the closures co-incides with the start of the Football League season.

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Southbound blocked at Blackfriars, northbound open

There are delays after the top of a train crashed into Blackfriars station roof.

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@robpalmski Southbound lines are currently blocked due to a broken down train at Blackfriars ^lloyd

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@burakiosaurus @southernrailuk Services running north are ok at the moment. It's services running down the line. ^lloyd

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@vikkivanboom At the moment services are delayed in both directions. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. ^lloyd

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