Passengers are facing major disruption at London Euston after lines were closed for more than two hours due to a trespasser.
The delays began at around 8am this morning when the power on the tracks was turned off so the trespasser could be removed.
The person was spotted close to track near Carpenders Park, south of Watford.
There is chaos as boards go blank on train timings and platforms at London Euston station. Information kiosks flooded with enquiries. #LondonEustonChaos #Londonrunsoncoffeeandtrains pic.twitter.com/B0ZL4764lq— Radhika Iyer (@RadhikaIyer_)June 15, 2019
The line was reopened at about 10:25am, but passengers are still facing major delays.
No trains currently running from Euston station.... hmmm...— James Titcombe (@JamesTitcombe)June 15, 2019
Network Rail said delays would have a knock-on effect for the rest of the day.
Got up at 6.30am to go to Euston station to find every single train is cancelled. Then lost a contact lens. Now have no seat on an overcrowded alternative route train.
I am half blind, uncomfortable, bored and grumpy. Please send memes/jokes/interesting articles.— Lindsey Bowers (@LindseyCBowers)June 15, 2019
It said routes serviced by London Northwestern Railway, London Overground, Southern and Virgin Trains
Train services running between Watford Junction and London Euston and Clapham Junction were majorly disrupted and may be cancelled or delayed by up to 80 minutes.
I am now on my way. But for all of those caught up in the #eustonstation CHAOS this morning... hugs.— Adam Bysouth 📺🎢 (@AdamBysouth)June 15, 2019
The London Overground between Watford Junction and South Hampstead and London Euston was also affected, as well as Southern services between Watford Junction and Wembley Central.
All trains cancelled at Euston this morning so a 3 hour journey has turned into a lovely 7 hour trip for me 👍🏻 #doesnotfeelliketheweekend— Chloe Keenan (@BNTMChloe)June 15, 2019
Virgin Trains to major hubs such as Birmingham New Street, Chester, Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow Central were also being delayed or cancelled as a result of the disruption.
National Rail has advised passengers to check with train operators before travelling.
In a sequel to having flu on holiday, comes Euston chaos for your weekend away. pic.twitter.com/3A9q7jt06L— Ellie Wood (@el_f_wood)June 15, 2019
Several passengers tweeted that they were struggling to get home for Father's Day and that replacement services were overcrowded.
They also shared pictures showing the timetable screens with no departures listed.