Network Rail is thanking passengers on the Midland Main Line for their patience whilst work to fix overhead line equipment near West Hampstead took place.

The wires were severely damaged during Thursday’s heatwave, with engineers working round the clock to repair the damage. All of the repair work has now been completed and all lines have now reopened.

Thameslink services can now run as normal and East Midlands Trains have been able to run a full service since Monday.

Rob McIntosh, Managing Director, Eastern, for Network Rail, said: “We would like to apologise to all passengers who have been impacted by this issue.

“Network Rail engineers have worked round the clock to fix the damage and this work is now complete, meaning that all services on the Midland Main Line can now run as normal.  We would like to thank passengers for their patience whilst this took place.”

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