London Euston train delays to hit rush-hour after fire – BBC News

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Image caption Emergency generators were “ve brought” to provide temporary power for signals after the fire broke out at South Hampstead

Disruption of rail services in and out of London Euston station is expected to continue into the rush-hour after a trackside fire.

Signalling equipment was shattered in the fire, temporarily cutting Euston’s power supply and leading to its removal, Network Rail said.

Engineers hope to restore services as soon as possible but delays are likely, after the fire in South Hampstead.

The whole of the West Coast mainline was altered, as much as is Liverpool.

Customers on London Midland, Virgin and Southern teaches are always interrupted, with services affected at Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

The fire, which broke out on Wednesday afternoon, likewise had an impact on a extend of the London Overground line between Euston and Harrow& Wealdstone.

Image caption Passengers’ journeys on services tripping the length of the West Coast mainline were affected

Network Rail told: “Train customers are impacted in London and the length of the West Coast main line, including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.”

It told emergency generators had been “ve brought” to provide temporary power to signals and help get teaches moving.

“Engineers are preparing to work through the darknes to install 100 metres of 11, 000 -volt power cables, with the aim of getting services back to normal[ on Thursday] morning, ” it added.

Customers on Virgin teaches were advised not to travel south of Birmingham. It told tickets would be accepted for tripping on Thursday or passengers could get a full refund.

Passengers were advised to use services supplied by Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Trains and Great Western Railway or check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.

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