Archive for the ‘Virgin Trains’ Category

Virgin Trains lose West Coast rail franchise to First Group

TweetVirgin Trains has lost its bid to continue running rail services on the West Coast Main Line from London to Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow and will be replaced by the UK’s largest rail operator, FirstGroup. FirstGroup had been widely speculated to be the front runner to win the franchise after offering the highest bid. In [...]

No services from/to London Euston after freight train derailment at Bletchley on WCML

TweetA freight train has derailed on the West Coast Main Line near Bletchley this morning – Friday 3rd February. Major disruption to Virgin Trains and London Midland services in particular, will continue until further notice. There are NO London Midland and Virgin trains services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston this morning. All passengers [...]

Major delays through Leighton Buzzard after person struck by train

TweetA person has been hit by a train at Leighton Buzzard on Thursday 5th January 2012. As a result journeys between London Euston / Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes Central may be delayed by up to 90 minutes. These delays will continue until approximately 15:00 today. Ticket Acceptance London Midland customers can use London Overground [...]

Boxing Day Train Services – Monday 26th December 2011

TweetThere are only a limited number of train services operating on Boxing Day – we have provided details below: LONDON UNDERGROUND – Aslef have announced their intention to strike on Boxing Day, so it is not currently known what level of service (if any) will be operating on London Underground on Boxing Day 2011 Arriva [...]

Signal failure at Hendon causing delays to First Capital Connect and East Midlands Trains services

TweetA signalling problem is causing significant disruption at Hendon this evening, Friday 11th November. Due to this signal failur, the following alterations will apply until the end of service tonight: East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect services are running between London St Pancras International and Luton / Bedford but with significant delays of up [...]

Euston train services suspended due to power failure on Saturday 5th November

TweetAll train services between London Euston and Watford Junction are suspended this afternoon, Saturday 5th November, due to overhead wire problems at Wembley Central. As a result, the following train service alterations will apply until further notice: Buses are replacing trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston and additionally buses are transferring passengers between [...]

Flooding causing major problems between Preston and Lancaster

TweetFlooding is causing disruption to rail services near Penrith, and a signalling problem caused by flooding is causing further disruption between Preston and Lancaster. Due to these flooding problems, Virgin and First Transpennine Express trains between Preston and Carlisle are being delayed by up to 2 hours. These delays are expected to continue until approximately [...]

Delays between Rugby, Northampton and Milton Keynes Central until further notice

TweetA broken down freight train is causing disruption to Virgin Trains and London Midland services through Wolverton. As a result of this disription, trains are subject to delays of up to 120 minutes between Rugby / Northampton and Milton Keynes Central. These delays will continue until further notice. For the duration of this disruption, Virgin [...]

August Bank Holiday train service alterations

TweetThe following alterations to train services are planned over the August Bank Holiday weekend Arriva Trains Wales Saturday 27 August A normal Saturday service will operate, subject to engineering work Sunday 28 August A normal Sunday service will operate, subject to engineering work Monday 29 August Service details to be confirmed Engineering Work Saturday & [...]

Delays through Nottingham until further notice

TweetA signalling problem is causing severe disruption in the Nottingham area, today, Thursday 18th August. Trains are currently unable to run through Nottingham. There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume. East Midland Trains Buses are replacing trains between Nottingham and Derby / East Midlands Parkway / Lincoln Central / Grantham [...]

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