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More travel misery for thousands after Euston hit by another signalling fault



Disruptions to the rail network are causing chaos for passengers (Picture: PA)

London Euston was plunged into chaos for a second day in a row after more signalling failures across the network.

A problem between Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction is causing huge delays and cancellations for passengers.

This is set to last until at least 2pm as trains are running at a reduced speed on all lines.

A video shared on X shows the disarray at London Euston, which is used by more than 30 million people a year.

A Network Rail notice at the station read: ‘We are currently experiencing signalling issues in the Bletchley area, which is causing disruption to Mainline services arriving at and departing from Euston.

‘We are sorry for the delay to your journey. We’re working to fix and get you back on your way.’

It comes after a signal fault on Tuesday left people stranded both on trains and at Euston for hours.

Travellers on the West Coast Main Line, which runs between Euston and Glasgow as well as branching off to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, faced severe delays.

Network Rail has apologised and say it’s ‘working to fix the problem as soon as possible’.

There’s carnage at Euston this afternoon(Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

A spokesperson said: ‘We’re so sorry for the disruption at Euston, and we’re doing everything we can to fix it.

‘Our signalling system is designed to put signals to red if it detects a problem, a kind of safety “fail-safe”, and has done so on some of the tracks approaching the station this afternoon.

‘We’re working with operators to run trains on the lines and platforms that are working as normal, but there are delays and cancellations as a result.

‘We advise passengers to check with their operator before they travel to or from Euston this afternoon while we work to find and fix the problem.’

A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast said: ‘Trains to and from London Euston may be cancelled or delayed due to a fault with the signalling system affecting multiple platforms at the station.’

London Overground and London Northwestern Railway services are also affected.

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