West Coast Main Line: Major disruption at London Euston and Birmingham New Street Image: WMTrains

Major signal failure near Milton Keynes

Passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham New Street and London Euston are being warned to leave extra time for their journeys for the rest of the day (Tuesday) due to ongoing signalling and power line problems.

A major signal failure at Hanslope, near Milton Keynes, allied with ongoing overhead power line issues at South Kenton near Wembley, has led to severe delays and cancellations on the West Coast Main Line.

Network Rail engineers are attempting to fix the issues but due to the scale of the disruption, journeys are expected to be impacted throughout Tuesday.

A revised timetable is in operation for services departing London Euston for the rest of the day. Long-distance services from Birmingham New Street are also being affected.

Customers holding West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway tickets are advised to leave extra time for their journeys and check departure boards before travelling by visiting www.wmr.uk/plan or www.lnr.uk/plan.

To read more from Network Rail on the ongoing power line problems at South Kenton, click here.