Severe disruption for train commuters today in Coventry and West Midlands region after fire - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Severe disruption for train commuters today in Coventry and West Midlands region after fire

RAIL COMMUTERS in the Coventry and West Midlands region are facing major disruption this morning due to fire in London north of Euston station.

Services have been affected on the West Coast Main Line which runs between London and Birmingham and beyond, stopping at Coventry station.

The problems are expected to last throughout the day.

Trains were completely suspended between London and Milton Keynes, leading to severe disruption for commuters further north on the line, and for passengers on other lines.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “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 before travelling as disruption and cancellations are to be expected throughout the day.

“The safety of passengers and staff is our priority. We are working with our partners at London Midlands, Southern, Virgin Trains West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper and the emergency services to update passengers as when more information becomes available.”

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Coventry Observer to boost your online presence.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.