PASSENGERS travelling by train to London from Birmingham and the Black Country faced massive disruption after a derailment.
Services on the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton and London Euston were suspended for most of Friday.
It followed an incident at 2.30am when a train came off the rails at Bletchley which resulted in Virgin and London Midland trains terminating at Rugby.
Passengers were advised not to travel until the line was reopened again, but tickets were being accepted on Chiltern services, which run from Birmingham’s Snow Hill station.
Virgin Trains was able to begin running a limited service between London and the Midlands late yesterday afternoon, while Network Rail managed to carry out repairs to get two lines reopened.
However, London Midland services were forced to stop at Northampton as rail chiefs predicted disruption to services would continue while engineers worked to repair the damage caused to tracks.