Fallen tree blocks the railway line from London to Glasgow for Cop26

Both the west coast and the east coast main lines are blocked by felled trees

Author: Rob WallerPublished 3 hours ago
Last updated 3 hours ago

Hundreds of people trying to catch a train to Glasgow for the Cop26 climate summit have found themselves in huge crowds waiting inside London’s Euston station after a fallen tree stopped services.

The tree has damage to the power lines between Rugby and Milton Keynes and there is no word on when services on the West Coast Main Line will run again and operator Avanti West Coast discourages passengers from trying to travel.

Just before 14.00 no Sunday revealed a message at the station that all train services had been suspended and that the hall was “exit only” due to overcrowding.

Pictures on social media showed the meeting filled with people, many of whom were hoping to travel north for the climate conference that began Sunday.

Network Rail said its team is at the site near Long Buckby in Northamptonshire where the injury occurred.

The company said it is working to remove the felled wood before assessing the damage and beginning repairs.

Travelers are advised not to go to Euston and instead check for regular updates.

The second main line to Scotland, which runs from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, has also been hit hard by a felled tree near Peterborough.

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