There is major disruption at London Euston station after all lines were blocked due to a signalling fault this afternoon. National Rail has warne
There is major disruption at London Euston station after all lines were blocked due to a signalling fault this afternoon.
National Rail has warned of cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes as a result, and is telling passengers to seek alternative routes.
Passengers using Virgin Trains, London Overground and London Northwestern Railway have all been told to prepare for delays.
While London-bound trains from cities including Manchester and Birmingham have also suffered cancellations as a result.
All lines have now re-opened but disruption is expected for most of the evening.
There is major disruption at London Euston station this evening, after a signalling fault closed all lines temporarily (pictured, passengers caught up in the delays)
Passengers are being warned of cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes as National Rail works to restore service following a signalling fault (pictured, throngs of people at London Euston caught up in the chaos)
Infuriated passengers have been complaining about the disruption at London Euston this afternoon (above and below), with many bemoaning the country’s infrastructure
Irate passengers have taken to Twitter to complain about the chaos, which comes just one day after thousands of British Airways passengers were caught up in an IT meltdown leading to cancelled flights and ruined holidays.
James Penfold wrote on Twitter: ‘Yesterday BA total IT failure and today Network Rail signalling fails and Euston shuts down.
‘@BorisJohnson the infrastructure in this country is truly shocking. It’s like being a child in the 70’s all over again!
‘Are you sure we can go it alone?? #doubtful’
While Holly Southgate wrote: ‘F****** love being stranded in London because no trains are running from Euston.
‘All trains in my direction have been cancelled.’
And Mark Ling said: ‘Another day in Paradise services suspended at Euston. It’s appalling we invented the railway but are incapable of running them successfully.’
The departure board painted a sorry picture for commuters at London Euston this evening, as National Rail warned of cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes following a signal failure
Hundreds of passengers are caught up in the chaos at London Euston, which is the sixth busiest railway station in Britain (pictured, passengers at the station this evening)
The signalling failure came just before the evening rush hour, and has had a significant impact on commuters journeying home (above and below, passengers complain on Twitter)
National Rail informed passengers this afternoon that all lines had re-opened following the signalling failure, but warned that significant disruption would still be expected
Another passenger, travelling towards London, tweeted: ‘@VirginTrains on a train to Euston from Wigan.
‘Sat at Nuneaton for over an hour. I’m claustrophobic and want to get some air.’
National Rail tweeted this afternoon: ‘All lines have now reopened at London Euston following a fault with the signalling system at this station.
‘Services are beginning to return to normal, however, disruption is still to be expected and trains may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.’
London Euston also tweeted: ‘Power has been restored at Euston and signals are now working again.
‘We’re sorry to passengers as significant disruption is expected while trains get back to normal.’
On top of the disruption at London Euston, there are damaged overhead electric wires between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent causing disruption in the area.
National Rail has warned that trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes as a result.
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