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Chiltern railway warn disruption may continue

Marylebone station will remain closed throughout this evening because damage from the signal cable fire was worse than first thought and repairs will continue overnight.

Passengers travelling northbound via High Wycombe should go to West Ruislip on the Central line where Chiltern trains will start.

Passengers travelling northbound via Amersham should go to Harrow-on-the-Hill on the Metropolitan Line where Chiltern trains will start.

Southbound trains on the line via High Wycombe will terminate at either West Ruislip or South Ruislip for connecting London Underground services.

Chiltern Railways disruption set to continue

A sign at Marylebone station warning passengers of the delays Credit: ITV Meridian

A major station has been closed after a cable fire at the weekend, affecting commuters throughout Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Chiltern Railways say there are currently no services running from Marylebone station and delays will continue into the afternoon.

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Damaged cables cause mayhem for commuters

The signal cables at the station are in a state of disrepair

Thousands of commuters from Oxford and Buckinghamshire are being severely disrupted after a cable fire.

The fire caused significant damage to the signal cables outside Marylebone station - closing the usually busy commuter route.

An usually jammed Marylebone station is eerily quiet today

Rail disruption for passengers in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Thousands of rail passengers in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are facing massive disruption after a cable fire at the weekend.

Cancellations and delays are expected all day. It follows a fire on the mainline into Marylebone. Signalling problems mean the station has closed.

Services will only run to Harrow and Ruislip with passengers then being forced to use London Underground services. Chiltern are asking passengers only to use services if they have to.

Passengers from Banbury, Bicester, Aylesbury, Princess Risborough, Wendover and Haddenham and Thame will be among the worst hit.

TRAVEL - TRAINS: Chiltern line Marylebone station shut

The closure of Marylebone station in London remains in place following a cable fire. A statement from Chiltern Railways explaining the problem said:

"Around 2 metres of signalling cable in the tunnel into the station has burned away meaning the signalling system is not working.

"Without signals we cannot safely run trains, so are not running to or from Marylebone until new cables are installed and tested. We are not sure how long this will take, but we may not be able to run until Monday morning.

Major disruption on Chiltern line into London

Chiltern Railways report major problems with no services running into Marylebone in London this morning because of a fire which has hit the entire signing system on the line.

Marylebone is closed. The problems could continue until tomorrow.

Services will start at Harrow or Ruislip with major delays and cancellations.

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