Travelling via Euston

We're sorry for the disruption to your journey today and understand how unsettling it can be when things don't go to plan.

This page will give you all of the information you need to complete your re-routed journey.

Your Alternative Route

Because of the disruption on our route to/from London St Pancras the quickest and most comfortable way of completing your journey is to navigate around the problem by travelling via London Euston instead. We've already spoken to the relevant Train Operators so your existing ticket will be accepted on your re-routed journey.

If you're currently at London St Pancras and need to find your way to Euston you can view the walking route here. It's likely to take between 10-15 minutes to get to Euston on foot.

Where to change trains

In order to get you back to your destination on our route once you have diverted around the problem, you will need to change trains somewhere on your journey.

The list below assumes you are starting your journey from London but all of the alternative routes are the same in the opposite direction too.

We've created this map to help you visualise your new route.

Download the Alternative Route Map

At Euston you should catch a train calling at Birmingham New Street. From there you can change for trains to Derby.

Find trains times from London Euston to Birmingham New Street using our live departure information here. You can filter the board to only show trains calling at Birmingham New Street.

Find train times from Birmingham New Street to Derby here. You can filter the board to only show trains calling at Derby. Please allow 10 minutes to change trains at Birmingham New Street.

The average journey from London Euston to Derby via Birmingham takes between 2.5 and 3 hours.

At London Euston you should catch a train calling at Birmingham New Street. From there you can change for trains to Leicester

Find trains times from London Euston to Birmingham New Street using our live departure information here. You can filter the board to only show trains calling at Birmingham New Street

Find train times from Birmingham New Street to Leicester here. You can filter the board to only show trains calling at Nottingham

Alternatively, you can change at Nuneaton. To find trains from London Euston to Nuneaton click here. To find trains from Nuneaton to Leicester click here.

The average journey from London Euston to Leicester via Birmingham or Nuneaton takes around 2 hours.

What to expect on board

When things go wrong we don't want your on board experience to suffer that's why we work closely with other train operators to ensure you receive the best possible service. Your ticket will be valid in the same class of travel where capacity allows. This means that if you have a first class EMR ticket, you will be able to use it in First Class on your alternative route as long as space allows.

Avanti run the majority of the long distance trains to/from London Euston. As part of their Coronavirus response they ask customers to book a seat reservation before boarding the train. You can do this by contacting their social media team here. If you are unable to book a reservation, don't worry, we will still get you where you need to be but you may experience boarding controls.

You can find out what to expect on your journey with Avanti here. Or if you travel on a London Northwestern Railway service you can find out what to expect here.

Compensation for your delay

By travelling via this alternative route you're likely to qualify for Delay Repay compensation. If you arrive at your final destination 15 minutes late or more you can claim compensation. Claiming is quicker and easier than ever before. Click here to start your claim.