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Fire will cause disruption to trains to and from London Euston today

Press Release   •   Sep 15, 2017 13:33 BST

Harrow fire expected to disrupt train services to and from Euston today

Passengers are advised to check before starting their journeys today. A fire at a commercial property in Harrow means mainline train services cannot currently run between Watford Junction and London Euston.

Owing to a fire in a commercial property next to the railway line near Harrow, train services between Watford Junction and London Euston are not running. Passengers wanting to travel on the West Coast Main Line are urged to check with their train operator or nationalrail.co.uk before travelling as disruption and cancellations are to be expected throughout the day.

A spokesman for London Midland said "While  the emergency services are dealing with the fire it simply isn't possible to run trains through the area. The fire closed the mainline around 0030 this morning. As this is a key time for getting trains into position for the start of services disruption is likely for most of the day."

London Midland is also reminding passengers delayed by 30 minutes or more to claim compensation. Details can be found on the company's website at www.londonmidland.com/delayrepay .


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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.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, GTR (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland.  Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info

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 three 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 awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2014.

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