London Euston: Commuters face chaos after boy falls from bridge

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Crowded Euston concourse
Trains leaving the station are being delayed by up to 90 minutes or cancelled, National Rail said

Commuters travelling from a major London railway station are facing severe disruption after a boy was injured falling from a bridge.

Lines into London Euston were shut as emergency services helped the teenager near Wembley Central station.

British Transport Police said they were called at 16:25 BST and a male had been “taken to a place of safety”.

Network Rail warned problems would last until the end of service as trains were out of place.

Glow stick
Image captionCrew on board the train halted for more than an hour have handed passengers glow sticks after turning off the power

Lines have reopened but Network Rail warned the station concourse remained “very busy” and “at times crowd management will need to be put in place”.

Power was cut on some trains with one commuter describing how they were stuck on a train.

Twitter post by @MrsEmmaDunn: Ive been stuck on an airless, humid train just north of #Euston for well over an hour. They’ve now had to turn the emergency power off to ensure enough electricity to restart the engines when the time comes. Crew now giving out emergency light sticks. This is ridiculous.

London Northwestern Railway, London Overground, Southern and Virgin Trains have all been affected:

  • Virgin Trains has arranged ticket acceptance with other operators and a full list of them can be found here
  • Road transport will replace London Northwestern Railway trains between some stations
  • London Overground services between London Euston and Watford Junction are being delayed by up to 30 minutes
  • Southern services, which operate between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central, have been unable to run
Crowds at Euston
Image captionNetwork Rail warned problems would last until the end of service as trains were out of place

National Rail said anybody unable to travel on Friday night could use trains on Saturday for no extra cost.

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