The upper level of St Pancras station is flooded – see advice from East Midlands Railways.
Updated 7:30 pm – trains now running
#EMRUpdate After flooding earlier, our Intercity trains can now run in/out of London St Pancras and are no longer calling additionally at West Hampstead. Cancellations and alterations are expected for the rest of the day due to unit/crew displacement. https://t.co/vPUWQlCo4w
— EMR (@EastMidRailway) August 17, 2022
East Midlands Railways said:
‘We are sad to report that a person was hit by a train earlier today. This occurred between St Pancras and Luton and is disrupting our trains on the Intercity and Connect routes.
‘Unfortunately due to the knock on effect from this incident it is expected that delays and cancellations will continue for the next few hours, we are also currently unable to run our Connect services.
‘Due to Flooding on the higher levels at London St Pancras we are unable to run services in and out of the station.
How does this affect my train?
‘Now the mainline is open again, our priority will be to get trains running to the advertised times again. We expect our advertised timetable to resume on the affected routes by 1630. You should continue to travel as you originally planned however you may be delayed up until an hour.
‘Our trains are likely to experience extended delays or alterations. You should use alternative routes which will be most comfortable and quickest way to get where you need to be. You may travel via the following alternative routes:
‘Until further notice – Due to flooding all Intercity services will call additionally West Hampstead. Services will not run into London St Pancras upper level. Passengers to change to Thameslink services at West Hampstead to St Pancras lower level. You can use your ticket on Thameslink.
Go here for latest: https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk