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04.10.16

Cable fire causes major disruption at London Marylebone

Services in and out of London Marylebone will be disrupted until the end of the day after a fire damaged cable responsible for signalling in the area.

Network Rail is currently working to fix the issue, but Chiltern trains are unable to run from Marylebone to Wembley Stadium and Harrow-on-the-Hill. London Midland and Virgin Trains services are also being affected.

Some trains will start and terminate at West Ruislip or Harrow-on-the-Hill instead, with London Underground being used the rest of the way.

Chiltern urged passengers to use other services if possible, saying their tickets would be accepted on Great Western Railway, London Midland, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and London Underground services.

The disruptions are expected to continue until the end of the day and may be ongoing tomorrow if the repairs are not completed.

There were widespread delays across southern England last month due to damage caused by floods.

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Comments

Huguenot   04/10/2016 at 14:45

Why would London Midland and Virgin Trains services be affected by disruption at Marylebone? (other than to accept Chiltern tickets).

John Grant   04/10/2016 at 17:25

Maybe they've had to give up paths, or access to platforms.

Matthew Read   04/10/2016 at 22:22

Couldn't some trains be diverted into Paddington via the New North Main Line?

Andrew Gwilt   05/10/2016 at 10:01

I agree with Matthew. Chiltern Railway could still operate few trains into & out of London Paddington. Or they would use other alternative arrangements to get into London as the cable fire as preventing train services from operating to/from London Marylebone. Until the situation has been dealt with then it's back to normal as usual.

David   05/10/2016 at 18:06

There's no space in Paddington to operate any additional trains. Even after Crossrail opens the mainline platforms will still be fully utilised.

Andrew Gwilt   10/10/2016 at 12:45

So Chiltern Railway that operates the Paddington-West Ruislip "Parliamentary service" will soon be stopped because of Crossrail and Old Oak Common will also be built when HS2 will take over the section of the New North Main Line as HS2 is planned to go to Birmingham and Manchester and eventually Scotland via using the WCML and ECML.

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