Derailed train causing trouble at Rugby Railway Station

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RAIL passengers are being advised to not travel by train to London this morning (Friday) after a train derailed.

According to London Midland, due to a freight locomotive having derailed at Bletchley overnight, the Euston line is currently blocked.

Virgin Trains, Southern and London Midland are therefore unable to run between Milton Keynes and London until the line is cleared; this is likely to take all morning.

A spokesman said: “We strongly advise passengers not to travel on the Euston line this morning and are extremely sorry for the obvious inconvenience.”


If you must travel we have organised for London Midland tickets to be accepted as follows:

Birmingham Snow Hill - London Marylebone (Chiltern Railways)

Bicester North - London Marylebone (Chiltern Railways)

Aylesbury - Wendover - London Marylebone (Chiltern Railways)

Birmingham New St - Nuneaton - Leicester (Cross Country)

Leicester - Wellingborough - London St Pancras (East Midlands Trains)

Bedford - Luton - St Albans - London St Pancras (First Capital Connect)

Birmingham New St - Coventry - Reading (Cross Country)

Reading - London Paddington (First Great Western)

You will also be able to use your rail ticket on London Underground to transfer between the alternative London termini.

If you are trying to get over to the St Pancras line, we are still able to run trains from Bletchley to Bedford, and from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey.

Rail replacement coach services

Coach and bus operators are struggling to provide vehicles for us due to school commitments this morning, so we are unable to provide any alternative road transport. However, there may be scheduled bus services from your local station. Check traveline for details.

Train services

We are working with Virgin Trains to run a very limited service between Tring and Euston using the few trains that were stabled in London overnight. West Midlands/Crewe to London services will also only run as far as Northampton

Northampton - Milton Keynes Central

xx.25 / xx.55 Northampton-Milton Keynes

xx.15 / xx.45 Milton Keynes-Northampton

Tring - Watford Junction (calling at all stations)

xx.04 / xx.34 Tring-Watford from 0704

xx23 / xx.53 Watford-Tring

Tring - London Euston (Virgin Trains - calling all stations to Watford

xx.25 / xx.55 Tring-Euston

xx.00 / xx.30 Euston-Tring

Watford Junction - Bushey - Harrow - London Euston (Overground)

We hope that services north of Northampton will be able to run with minimal delays, although this will be reliant on trains and traincrew being available in the right place at the right time.

More information

For information on bus and coach services from your local station visit traveline.

For more details and live journey information please see or You can plan alternative journeys on the national rail website.

You can also follow our updates via @londonmidland on Twitter.

If you are delayed by 30 minutes or more, remember you can claim compensation at