London Midland is warning passengers to expect delays and disruption to services for the rest of the day and into the weekend after a train derailed at Watford Junction.

The London Midland train hit a landslip, caused by torrential rain, this morning (16 September).

The 06:19 from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston, remained upright but came into contact with the 06:34 Euston to Birmingham New Street service inside Watford tunnel.

All of the passengers have now been rescued but the two damaged trains remain on the tracks.

London Midland’s passenger services director, Tom Joyner, said

Our priority is to look after our customers. For the rest of today we are working hard to run the best service we can. But with just half the number of tracks available, and trains and train crew in the wrong place, the evening peak in and out of Euston will be challenging.

Tom Joyner