People stranded for hours on trains after Euston hit by signalling fault

People at Euston station in London as train passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line are suffering severe disruption because of a signalling fault at the station. Picture date: Tuesday April 2, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story RAIL Euston. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
There’s carnage at Euston this afternoon(Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Passengers have been left stranded on stationary trains for more than two hours as a signalling fault at London Euston causes carnage across the network.

Travellers on the West Coast Main Line, which runs between Euston and Glasgow as well as branching off to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, are facing severe delays.

Network Rail has apologised and say it’s ‘working to fix the problem as soon as possible’.

A spokesperson said: ‘We’re so sorry for the disruption at Euston, and we’re doing everything we can to fix it.

‘Our signalling system is designed to put signals to red if it detects a problem, a kind of safety “fail-safe”, and has done so on some of the tracks approaching the station this afternoon.

‘We’re working with operators to run trains on the lines and platforms that are working as normal, but there are delays and cancellations as a result.

‘We advise passengers to check with their operator before they travel to or from Euston this afternoon while we work to find and fix the problem.’

A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast said: ‘Trains to and from London Euston may be cancelled or delayed due to a fault with the signalling system affecting multiple platforms at the station.’

London Overground and London Northwestern Railway services are also affected.


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