100,000 caught in UK rail fiasco
The busiest railway in the UK is in complete meltdown today, with London's Euston railway station being virtually shut down. The disruption was caused when power lines came crashing down when an express train passed under them.
More than 100,000 commuters were urged not to use the West Coast mainline to and from London after power lines collapsed, bringing major disruption for the sixth day in a row.
Network Rail was slammed by passengers and train operators. It was accused of reopening the line "too soon" following a £9billion rebuilding programme.
Virgin Trains boss Sir Richard Branson was said to be "incandescent with rage" following the repeated fiascos.
Hundreds of passengers spent two hours stuck on freezing trains last night after power lines north of Wembley collapsed when an express passed under them. Staff handed out survival blankets to shivering customers.