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17th Jan, 2022

TRAVEL ALERT - Leamington rail passengers facing delays and cancellations after train derailment

RAIL passengers travelling between Leamington and Nuneaton to Coventry are being warned of major disruption following a train derailment in the early hours of this morning.

Services between those stations will be cancelled or delayed following the incident in Coventry, West Midlands Railway has warned.

Disruption is expected to last until around midday and passengers are advised that disruption is likely to continue for the rest of the day.

Passengers should avoid travel where possible and check for the latest information at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

A West Midlands Railway spokesperson said “A train derailment incident has happened at Coventry during the early hours of today and this will impact on services running in the region.

“We have arranged rail replacement transport where possible and ticket acceptance with other train operators.

“We will do all we can to keep people moving but we have limited capacity and there will be disruption. ”

He urged anyone delayed by 15 minutes or more to claim compensation via the operator’s delay-repay scheme.

Visit www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/delayrepay to claim.

Passengers can check live travel information by visiting www.lnr.uk/plan or follow LNR on Twitter for the latest updates.

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