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TRAVEL EARLY: Hertfordshire rail passengers warned about flood repairs impacting train services

 Published on: 14th July 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Rail passengers in Hertfordshire are being warned that due to urgent flood repairs, no train services will run late at night today going in and out of London Euston.

The capital was hit by torrential rain on Monday July 12 which left several streets in London underwater.

The deluge also caused an electricity substation to catch fire, disabling London Overground services to Watford.

The work means all lines in and out of London Euston will need to be closed between 11pm on Wednesday July 14 and 6am on Thursday July 15.

Passengers are being asked to travel early today.

The urgent repairs will impact Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper and London Overground passengers.

James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South route director, said: “I’m sorry that your journeys have been disrupted this week. Our engineers will be making critical repairs on Wednesday night.

“The floods made the railway look like a swimming pool, but with 750 volts of electricity running through it. We’ve had to make the site safe before going in and pumping away the remaining flood water and repairing the fire damage.”

Bus replacement services will be in place to keep passengers on the move and people are being urged to check www.nationalrail.co.uk for the latest information.

Image courtesy of Network Rail

 

 

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