London Euston wire damage: trains begin running again

South Kenton dewirement overnight repairs London Euston
Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that trains began running again on the West Coast Mainline after repairs to damaged electric wires were completed.

Engineers finished the work at South Kenton in the early hours this morning before declaring the railway open.

On Saturday 1,000 metres of overhead electric wires were brought down at South Kenton.

Repairs on Sunday night into Monday saw a large part of the repairs completed.

However, it was discovered that the damage was more extensive than first thought, which meant another night of work.

What did the officials say?

James Dean, route director for the West Coast Mainline South route, said:

“I am very pleased to say the railway through Kenton and North Wembley is fully operational again.

“To all passengers affected by this problem in recent days, including by yesterday’s overrun, sorry again for the disruption you’ve had to put up with.

“And thank you for bearing with us. We will learn from this and strive to do better in future.”

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