Netizen 24 GBR: Rail chaos between Manchester and London after trackside fire in Harrow

Rail chaos between Manchester and London after trackside fire in Harrow Passengers travelling between Manchester and London are facing trave...

Rail chaos between Manchester and London after trackside fire in Harrow

Passengers travelling between Manchester and London are facing travel chaos after all direct trains between the two cities were cancelled following a blaze.

A factory fire near the tracks on Thursday night forced the closure of the line between Watford Junction and London Euston.

A trackside wall was left in danger of collapse, meaning it has to be rebuilt and made safe again before the line can reopen.

Transports bosses said the line was likely to be shut for several hours, as engineers work to restore the service as soon as possible.

An update on the Virgin website said: “Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or terminated at and started back from Milton Keynes Central.

“London Euston and Watford Junction will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

Eig ht fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the scene after a blaze broke out at a timber yard near Harrow in north London around midnight.

Fire at a timber yard in Harrow, north-west London, adjacent to the West Coast Main Line

Station Manager Jason Jones, who was at the scene, said: “We had a very well developed fire which was extremely visible from quite a way out.

“There were propane cylinders involved so a hazard zone was set up as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

“The site is next to Headstone Lane train station and trains were stopped.

“Crews worked very hard through the night at this challenging incident to bring the fire under control.”

The trackside wall will need to be ‘dismantled, made safe and rebuilt’ a Network Rail spokesman said.

A fire-damaged wall adjacent to the West Coast Main Line that was in danger of collapse following a blaze at a timber yard in Harrow

It means the West Coast main line will remain shut between Euston and Milton Keynes while repairs are made.

A statement on the National Rail website said: “At approximately 11.55pm yesterday evening, a large fire was reported at a timber yard near Headstone Lane.

“The emergency services have worked through the night to control the blaze. The damage has been looked at by structural engineers and they have declared the building is currently unsafe for trains to run. Until the building has been made safe, trains will continue to be disrupted between Watford Junction and London Euston.”

Source: Google News

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