COP26 attendees stranded as fallen tree halts rail services

Photos on social media show the concourse packed with passengers.

COP26 attendees stranded as fallen tree halts rail services PA Wire

Hundreds of passengers hoping to travel to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit by train have been left waiting inside London’s Euston station after a fallen tree halted services.

Just before 2pm no Sunday, an announcement in the station revealed all train services had been suspended and the concourse was “exit only” due to overcrowding.

Pictures on social media showed the concourse packed with people, many of whom were hoping to travel north for the climate conference which began on Sunday.

The disruption came as a result of damage to overhead electrical wires between Rugby and Milton Keynes on the West Coast Main Line.

Network Rail said its teams are on site near Long Buckby in Northamptonshire, where the damage occurred.

The company said it is working to remove the fallen tree before assessing the damage and beginning repairs.

Travellers are advised not to go to Euston and instead check for regular updates.