West Coast Main Line: Services resume

Hanslope junction repairs Engineers are working on the cable damage that caused widespread disruption

The West Coast Main Line has re-opened after damage to overhead wires shut the line between Milton Keynes and Northampton.

The incident at the Hanslope Junction near Wolverton in Buckinghamshire had disrupted services out of London Euston since 05:00 GMT.

Network Rail said it gave the all clear for lines to reopen from 16:15 GMT.

There will be residual delays because trains have been in the wrong place.

A spokesman said repairs would be carried out on Saturday night as weekend services were able to run with the lines available.

"Waiting until Saturday night means we can take advantage of the reduced Sunday service level to do the work without disruption," he added.

A full list of affected routes and replacement bus services can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Virgin said passengers could use their tickets on other operators services along certain routes.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Signposts showing the US and UK flagsAn ocean apart

    How British misunderstanding of the US is growing


  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • A cow wearing sunglasses overlaid with the phrase 'Can't touch this'Cow row

    Thousands rally against the ban on beef in India


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • StudentsBull market

    Employers are snapping up students with this desirable degree

Programmes

  • Former al-Qaeda double agent Aimen DeanHARDtalk Watch

    Islamic State is about revenge says former al-Qaeda member turned spy Aimen Dean

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.