No train between Manchester and London Euston due to serious disruption as passengers stranded for hours

Train passengers are facing serious disruption as no train between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston is currently running.

Avanti West Coast has ‘strongly discouraged customers from traveling’.

Disruptions due to heavy rainfall hit services earlier Sunday.

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A limited train connection has resumed at Euston station today, after weather disruptions caused huge delays.

Passengers traveling on the South Western, Avanti and London Northwestern trains also faced delays after a knocked-down tree caused damage to 25,000-volt power lines that run trains on the West Coast mainline.

In a tweet Sunday night, Avanti West Coast reported further issues.



Passengers are waiting for trains at London Euston

They said: ‘Due to further disruption, we are currently unable to run any services in and out of London Euston.

“Customers are strongly advised not to travel and, where possible, postpone their trip until Monday – November 1.”

They apologized for the inconvenience.

A passenger came in contact with the Manchester Evening News to describe his experience as photos showed hundreds of passengers packed at London Euston.

The man said: “Has been stuck in Euston since 9.30am without train or information.

“Finally got on a train at 4.30pm. We arrived at Milton Keynes and were stuck there for over an hour.

“They are now taking us back to London and dumping there until tomorrow.”

Passengers also reported getting stuck at Rugby.



Next west coast

London Euston said earlier Sunday that a ‘limited service’ had resumed on a diversion route through Northampton.

But in a later tweet said: “We are responding to further overhead problems on our diversion route.

“We are really sad to report that this will mean further delays for the trains.

“We are working to get things started as soon as possible.”

National Rail Inquiries reported ‘several incidents on the stretch between Rugby and Milton Keynes’.



Manchester Piccadilly

They said: ‘The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds over several parts of the UK today.

“The bad weather conditions are causing floods, and downed trees are blocking some lines.

“Where conditions worsen, speed limits will be introduced to ensure you can travel safely.

“Due to several incidents on the line between Rugby and Milton Keynes, trains between Rugby and London Euston are expected to be disrupted until the end of the day.”

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