Broken down freight train halts Friday morning services between Northampton and Milton Keynes

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Operator London Northwestern advises passengers to check before they travel

Rail passengers are facing major delays travelling between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central on Friday morning.

Operator London North Western Railway reported a broken down freight train blocked some of the lines between Northampton and Wolverton before 8am.

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The 0804 and 0824 services both left Northampton on time but were stuck behind the stalled freight train.

The 0804 service to London Euston eventually reached Milton Keynes at 9.03am — more than 40 minutes behind schedule.

A spokesman for the operator warned: "This disruption is expected to last until around 09:45 today and some of our services may be delayed or cancelled at short notice as a result.

"To see how this might affect you, please use the Live Departures & Arrivals or plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time journey planner.

"Also, you can claim compensation for any delays to your journey using our delay-repay scheme online."

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