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Do not travel – rail lines to Euston closed Sunday

Press Release   •   Dec 02, 2017 18:57 GMT

Do not travel – rail lines to Euston closed Sunday

Train operators serving Euston station are advising passengers not to travel this Sunday.

Network Rail needs to make repairs following major damage to overhead power lines in the Wembley area.

This means no trains will be able to access Euston station until at least midday. However this is only an estimate. The work may take longer and passengers planning to travel later on Sunday are advised to check before setting off. London Overground services are also affected.

London Midland services to and from the capital will not be able to run south of Northampton or Milton Keynes while the repair work takes place.

Tickets dated for travel Sunday will be accepted by London Midland on Monday.

A London Midland spokesman said “We apologise to our passengers. Until the damage is repaired it just isn’t possible to run trains. So the advice has to be - don’t travel this Sunday until you have checked that the lines in and out of Euston have reopened.”

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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west.  Over 70 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manages  150 stations and operates  1,300 services a day.

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London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, five Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and five Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work. In 2017 London Midland was named as Britain's most improved train company by the Institute of Rail Operators and the UK's most improved organisation for customer service in the UKCSI survey.

In 2017 London Midland was also awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award and the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2014. Achievements for working with communities recognised with an International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award (2017), an HR Excellence award for Best CSR Strategy (2017) and five national Community Rail awards (2017).

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