Downed wires cause rail travel chaos

Hotel News - 08/01/2009

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In the past five days, UK rail passengers have faced three major railway disruptions, the latest involving overhead cables which came down in London’s North Wembley area, preventing many trains from going in to or departing London’s Euston station.

Passengers had to deal with lengthy delays while they waited for buses that would take them on to Manchester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.

Network Rail officials reported that services on the southern sections of the West Coast Main Line were affected and that engineers were in the process of repairing the damaged wires.

The rail operator is also advising commuters to check with their service provider before heading out today.

This latest in the recent series of delays comes after passenger travel was disrupted on Monday despite engineering work carried out throughout the night before on other downed power lines – also on the West Coast Main Line.

Virgin Trains had been forced to suspend one-third of its services operating between London Euston and Birmingham also between Euston and Manchester, following Sunday's cable problem in Hertfordshire.

On Saturday, service on the West Coast Main Line was suspended as the result of a plane crash in Little Haywood, near Stafford, at mid day on Friday.

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