Days of disruption on Overground services through Islington and Hackney after train derails at Camden Road Station

The goods tain derailed near Camden Road London Overground Station in the early hours of the morning

The goods tain derailed near Camden Road London Overground Station in the early hours of the morning. Picture: Network Rail - Credit: Archant

Commuters face days of disruption after a train derailed at Camden Road Station yesterday morning, suspending services until the end of the week.

The freight train, which was not carrying any passengers, derailed at about 3am and caused significant damage to the overhead wires. No-one was injured.

London Overground services between Gospel Oak and Highbury and Islington was suspended and will not run again for at least several days.

A special timetable is in place between Stratford and Highbury and Islington Stations and between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction or Richmond Stations.

The accident occurred when a carriage came off the rails and a container fell off the train, damaging the track’s power lines between Camden Road Station and the disused Primrose Hill station.

Network Rail engineers, British Transport Police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch are looking into the accident. The cause is not yet known.

The freight train was travelling from Lawley Street in Birmingham to Felixstowe in Suffolk.

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National Rail has advised passengers to check with their enquiries desk and TfL Journey Planner before they travel as shuttle services are in place.

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