- 11 updates
London Midland trains are still operating a reduced service into London Euston today after a train hit a landslip on Friday.
The train derailed at Watford Junction and has been affecting services into the capital.
London Midland trains are still operating a reduced service into London Euston today, and potentially throughout the weekend, after a landslip yesterday.
A London Midland train hit the landslip, caused by torrential rain, on Friday morning and the train derailed at Watford Junction. 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.
This morning London Midland has told ITV News Central that two of four tracks through Watford are still closed, which will result in a reduced service. Journeys may take longer and passengers are advised to check before they travel.
London Midland has tweeted the following on the derailment disruption:
Virgin trains have released photos of a landslide at Watford Junction which has caused major disruption on London Midland services today.
London Midland are advising people to avoid travelling in and out of London due to a derailed train earlier this morning.
Network Rail have released a statement after a train derailed this morning, causing delays for commuters using London Midland trains.
A spokesperson said:
A derailed train at Watford Junction is causing problems for commuters using London Midland train services this morning.
London Midland says they do not know the extent of the delays:
Latest ITV News reports
The incident has caused major delays for passengers using London Midland services to or from London Euston.
London Midland is warning passengers to expect disruption for the rest of the day and into the weekend after a train derailed.