London travel news LIVE: Disruption hits St Pancras trains as Euston, Marylebone and Paddington delays clear

Rail passengers faced travel misery on Tuesday as services to and from three key stations - Euston, Paddington, and Marylebone - were simultaneously hit by major disruption.

Major disruption hit services between Watford Junction and Euston with trains cancelled or delayed by up to an hour until mid-afternoon.

A signalling fault earlier caused major disruption to trains to and from Marylebone for hours, but this cleared around 3pm.

The issue on Tuesday morning left frustrated passengers stuck for more than an hour on stationary trains, and people told not to travel on the Chiltern Railways network

Major disruption also earlier affected Heathrow Express, Elizabeth Line, and Great Western Railway services between Paddington and Slough/Heathrow Terminals. Lines have also reopened there, and disruption was understood to have ended around 1pm.

But misery continued for commuters as an electricity failure hit London St Pancras International. It will mean delays to Southeastern services to and from the station until 7pm, National Rail said.

Live updates below

Key issues affecting travel today

  • Major disruption on line between Paddington and Heathrow/Slough expected until 1pm

  • Major disruption to services to and from Marylebone expected until 2pm

  • Major disruption to trains between Watford Junction and Euston expected until 3.30pm

Major disruption to and from Marylebone expected until midday

Tuesday 4 June 2024 09:40 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

A signalling fault in the Marylebone area is causing major disruption to and from the major London station on Tuesday morning.

National Rail has urged passengers not to travel on the Chiltern Railways network.

It says the fault means fewer trains are able to run, meaning trains running to and from Marylebone “may be cancelled or severely delayed by up to 45 minutes”.

Major disruption expected until midday, it warns.

London Overground part-suspended

Tuesday 4 June 2024 09:42 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

There is no London Overground service operating between South Tottenham and Barking Riverside, says TfL, while it fixes a track fault at Wanstead Park.

There is currently a good service on the rest of the line, and the rest of the Underground and DLR network.

Do not to travel on Chiltern Railways network, passengers told

Tuesday 4 June 2024 09:45 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

A reminder that passengers are being urged not to travel on the Chiltern Railways network, due the ongoing signalling fault that is affecting services to and from Marylebone.

Chiltern says: “Our current advice to customers is to travel by alternative operators where possible.”

Passengers vent anger at being stuck on trains

Tuesday 4 June 2024 10:17 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Commuters are venting their frustrations on X, at being left stuck on trains amid the ongoing Marylebone signal chaos.

Nick Wayth asked Chiltern Railways for an update, as he wrote: “Now over an hour delayed and sitting going nowhere.”

Meanwhile Tom Wehrle said his London-bound train had been stuck just outside Marylebone for an hour.

Oliver Perry wrote: “I have been on the 06:41 train now having got on at Haddenham for 2 hours 20 mins and still stuck by Wembley”.

Prof Tim O’Brien said it had taken “almost two hours” to do a journey that should typically have taken 23 minutes.

Meanwhile another passenger pleaded for Chiltern to turn up the heating on their train, saying they were “freezing” in the air con.

Minor delays on Elizabeth Line

Tuesday 4 June 2024 10:29 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

TfL says there are minor delays on the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Reading / Heathrow Terminals while it fixes a track fault at Hanwell.

Major disruption between Watford Junction and London Euston expected until 3.30pm

Tuesday 4 June 2024 11:27 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Major disruption between Watford Junction and Euston is expected to last until 3.30pm.

Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern Railway services are affected, while Southern services are no longer affected.

Lines have now reopened following earlier damage to the overhead wires, but National Rail warns trains “may still be cancelled, severely delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised”.

It says major disruption is expected until 3.30pm.

Marylebone disruption now due until 2pm

Tuesday 4 June 2024 11:30 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

National Rail earlier said the disruption to services to and from Marylebone was expected to last until midday, but it has now extended the timeframe by two hours

The major disruption, caused by a signal failure near Neasden in north-west London, is now expected until 2pm.

Major disruption hits trains between Paddington and Heathrow/Slough

Tuesday 4 June 2024 11:39 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

As well as major disruption affecting lines to and from both Marylebone and Euston, a third incident is causing severe disruption to services between Paddington and Slough/Heathrow Terminals.

All lines have now reopened, but National Rail says major disruption is expected until 1pm.

The issue is affecting the Elizabeth Line, Great Western Railway, ad Heathrow Express.

Marylebone disruption extended until 3pm

Tuesday 4 June 2024 12:53 , Josh Salisbury

Major disruption affecting services at Marylebone is now set to last until 3pm.

Chiltern Railway services have been hit, with trains running to / from Marylebone facing cancellations, severe delays of up to 60 minutes or revisions.

Passengers are being advised not to travel.

Paddington disruption ends

Tuesday 4 June 2024 13:34 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Disruption between Paddington and Slough/Heathrow has now ended.

Major disruption to services to and from Euston and Marylebone is persisting.

Tuesday 4 June 2024 17:03 , Matt Watts

Failure of the electricity supply at London St Pancras International is causing disruption to services running to and from the station, National Rail has said. As a result of this, trains may be delayed or revised, it said.

Coverage ends today

Tuesday 4 June 2024 22:39 , Matt Watts

That ends our coverage today. Please check in again tomorrow.