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‘Euston, we’ve got a problem’: Manc passengers stuck in London amid rail CHAOS

'Euston, we've got a problem': Manc passengers stuck in London amid rail CHAOS

Rail passengers have been faced with chaos after major disruption in London tonight (June 17). All Avanti West Coast services from Euston have been shut down after a vital line was blocked due to a reported fire.

Commuters have faced serious delays and some have been advised to divert to Birmingham New Street via services. Avanti West Coast has said tickets for travel today (June 17) are valid anytime for tomorrow’s travel on the same route.

Hundreds of users have commented on the delays on Twitter.

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James Baker tweeted: “First trip to London in over 2 years and Friday night stuck in Euston as all trains were canceled due to fire on the line! #frustration.”

Laura Hendry tweeted: “It would be really great if the rail system could just… work? This is my second trip in/out Euston with @AvantiWestCoast in less than two weeks there was a serious disruption (and the strikes haven’t even started yet).”



Chaos in London Euston

And Sophia Carey tweeted: “I’ve been on the train from Euston to Manchester (usually 2.5 hours) getting to 4am now and we’ve only just got to Milton Keynes.”

A passenger, who boarded the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston at 4:05pm, said they would arrive at 7:05pm.

“I am now on the train to Birmingham New Street, which Avanti advised. But because of the Euston closure, literally everyone will try to get from Moore Street to London Marylebone,” they told the Manchester Evening News

“So that’s Manc passengers and Birmingham passengers. The actual journey from Manchester was fine but no one has any updates and I can imagine Moore Street is going to be hell on earth.”

A social media user tweeted a photo of Euston packed with passengers waiting to depart, with the caption: “Euston. We’ve got a problem.”

Avanti West Coast confirmed that the main line between Milton Keynes Central and Euston was blocked due to damage to overhead power lines.

The rail company tweeted: “All departures from London Euston are currently suspended. Tickets for today, June 17, are valid anytime for tomorrow’s travel on the same route.”

Euston was briefly used as an exit only due to the signaling and overhead wiring problem that technicians were working on, but later opened and advised passengers that there would be ongoing disruption.

They have since tweeted that three of the four railway lines engineers have worked on are now open, but it will take “time” before displaced services can use them.

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