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London Euston travel CARNAGE as trains to and from major hub cancelled due to ’emergency’


Commuter railway services between London Euston and major cities across the UK have been suspended until 10am after a person was hit by a train.

Links from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow across the Avanti West Coast Main Line have been called off, with the operator urging passengers to look elsewhere to get in and out of the capital.


Tragedy struck just before 6am today, while Avanti West Coast has said: “Journeys to and from London Euston are expected to be cancelled or delayed due to the emergency services responding to an incident between Watford Junction and London Euston which is blocking all lines.

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Euston Station has been hit by a series of delays

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“Services are currently unable to depart from or arrive in to London Euston.

“To help keep you on the move, Avanti West Coast tickets are being accepted on alternative routes with the following operators:

  • Between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street with Chiltern.
  • Between London St. Pancras and Derby with East Midlands Railway.
  • Between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh with LNER.
  • Via any reasonable route with West Midlands Railway and CrossCountry.”

The TfL Rail line between London Euston and Watford Junction is not affected by the delays.

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Avanti West Coast services between Euston and a number of major British cities were plunged into chaos today

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British Transport Police told GB News: “Officers were called to the line near Watford Junction railway station at 6.04am today (June 5) to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to their death.”

Just before 9am, National Rail said: “Emergency services have now safely completed their work between Watford Junction and Bushey, and all lines have reopened.

“Whilst service recovers, trains running between these stations may still be severely delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.”

The news comes as more disruption has been reported just down the road at Edgware Road’s Bakerloo line station following the murder of a man in his 20s.

And the tragic incident on the stretch of railway between Euston and Watford Junction is the second in a matter of days.

On Friday, May 31, passengers were left stranded for over four hours after another person was hit by a train between the two stations.



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