UPDATED: Leicester to London train services affected this evening after major disruption yesterday
Update 5.30pm: East Midlands Trains has said a reduced train service will operate to and from London St Pancras after 8pm tonight as Network Rail closes part of the track to carry out essential repair work following yesterday's overhead wire problems.
The rail company's services are currently running as normal and a full service is expected to operate throughout tonight's evening peak.
However, due to the track closure, only one line out of four will be in use after 9pm. As a result, East Midlands Trains will be running a reduced service after 8pm.
Passengers are advised that some trains might be re-timed and that journeys are expected to take longer than normal.
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In addition, services are likely to be much busier than usual as other train operators are also affected by the line closure.
East Midlands Trains said it expected services to operate as normal tomorrow morning. However, passengers are advised to check for service updates before they travel.
Martin Frobisher, East Midlands route managing director for Network Rail, said: "Owing to the extensive damage to the overhead line at Radlett, our engineers need to return to site tonight to finalise repairs. To be able to complete these, we need to start work before the close of service and have worked with East Midlands Trains to on a revised timetable.
"We apologise to passengers who may be disrupted."
Service information is available at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk or by following on Twitter at @EMTrains
The news comes after rail passengers were being warned of continued delays to trains from Leicester to London this morning after major disruption yesterday, when problems with overhead wires in the Radlett area meant trains out of London to Luton were suspended yesterday.
A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains said earlier today: "We would like to apologise to passengers for the severe disruption to our services yesterday which was caused by a serious overhead wire problem.
"Network Rail engineers carried out repair work overnight to allow us to restore services this morning."
East Midlands Trains tickets that were not used yesterday are also valid for use today.
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