Multiple delays after rail cables damaged in Apsley

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British Transport Police are investigating what caused cable damage that delayed many train passengers yesterday.

Officers and engineers worked alongside Network Rail experts to fix the problem, close to Apsley Train Station, after a 2.40pm call-out following reports of signal failure.

Eight Euston to Tring trains were cancelled between 2.24pm and 9.24pm. There were also multiple delays and early train terminations.

Customers can seek compensation via London Midland’s Delay Repay scheme at

The transport police and Network Rail were yesterday investigating what caused the damage. If you can help them, phone 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident number 311 of 28/05/2013.

Spokesman Simon Letouze said: “Whilst the cables were fixed on Tuesday, trains were placed on caution, running through the area but at a reduced speed.”