Aylesbury Vale rail commuters advised to avoid West Coast Mainline stations

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Rail commuters in the Aylesbury Vale planning to travel to London are being asked to avoid using the West Coast Main Line as a derailed train has severely disrupted train services

All services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston are currently at a standstill this morning after a landslide caused a train to derail near Kings Langley.

It has caused cancellations to services between Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction and subsequent disruption to services due to pass through.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or suspended. Disruption is expected for the rest of the day.

London Midland says its tickets are valid to travel on London Overground services between Watford Junction and London.

Tickets will be accepted on East Midlands trains and commuters are also being encouraged to use Chiltern Railways.

Anyone who’s London Midland journey has been delayed by 30 or more can claim compensation at: http://www.londonmidland.com/contact-us/contact-us/delay-repay/ (Please copy paste into your browser).

No-one was injured when the 6.19am service from Milton Keynes to Euston left the track in Hunton Bridge tunnel, near Watford Junction station at about 7am.

The landslide is believed to have happened after flooding in the area.

A spokesman said London Midland and Virgin services would be “severely disrupted” from the north-west of England, Scotland, and the Midlands.

British Transport Police are at the scene along with the East of England Ambulance Service and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service