Passengers Told 'Don't Travel By Train'

As South Western Railway suffers delays due to engineering works overrunning

Passengers have been warned they face delays all day and commuters on South Western Railway (SWR) have been told not to travel after engineering works overran.

No SWR trains are running between Surbiton and London Waterloo - the UK's busiest railway station. In addition Woking, Surbiton, Raynes Park and Earlsfield stations have been closed and people advised not to travel.

The rail operator said services across its entire network may be cancelled, delayed or revised all day after work due to finish at 04:30 GMT was delayed.

Normally-packed rush hour trains have been cancelled, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

An SWR spokesman added: "Passengers are asked to delay the start of their journeys this morning as all lines from Surbiton into Waterloo are blocked due to over-running engineering works...

"We are sorry for the disruption and will update our website as soon as we have a clearer picture of when lines may reopen."

Snapshot of delayed and cancelled trains from Putney

SWR has warned that disruption "is expected until the end of the day". The latest information is on their Journey Check page.


November 19, 2018