London-Bound Trains Cancelled at Manchester Piccadilly Due To Landslide
Those travelling today or tomorrow can expect delays
All Virgin services travelling to and from Euston have been seriously disrupted, including those heading from Manchester Piccadilly.
A landslide has caused a train derailment causing major disruptions to many services heading South from Manchester Piccadilly station.
The train derailed on the West Coast Mainline near Watford Junction and is likely to have been caused by flooding in the area due to last night's freak thunderstorm which also hit Manchester on Tuesday evening. Half a months of rain fell in parts of the South in just a few hours last night and transport anarchy has ensued.
Tuesday's storm caused similar transport disruptions on the Met link and in the city centre and resulted in employees having to work through the night to ensure Manchester's millions of commuters could get to work on Wednesday morning.
Now London's weather is causing similar disruptions.
#VTNEW: Due to a problem currently under investigation between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central all lines are blocked— Virgin Trains (@VirginTrains) September 16, 2016
Some lines have now re-opened however the majority of services to the capital are subject to delays and alterations.