South West Trains reduced to one rail line
A broken rail spotted at Wimbledon station on Friday (February 1) meant South West Trains were restricted to one line instead of the usual two.
It meant there were long delays and chaos for travellers, just hours after the service was said to have returned to normal following a fatality at the station earlier in the day.
South West Trains said the delays would continue until the end of Friday's service and many trains were cancelled, with some journey times extended by 80 minutes.
It said in a statement: "Trains are in a queues into and out of London Waterloo to Clapham Junction. We are moving but very slowly. We do expect disruption to continue until the end of service.
Earlsfield Station will not be served by trains in the direction away from London. Customers are advised to travel via Wimbledon to get to this station.
A Hampton Court Shuttle is in place and Customers for Hampton Court will have to travel on other services to Surbiton and get the train shuttle service to Hampton Court.
London Waterloo to Woking stopper service will be cancelled in both directions. We will get other train service to stop additionally at stations that this train served.
London Waterloo to Dorking services in both directions will be cancelled. Customers will be able to South West Train tickets on Southern Services from Clapham Junction.
Some London Waterloo to Shepperton train services will be diverted and will run via Twickenham.
The London Waterloo to Guildford service will call additionally at Raynes Park, New Malden and Berrylands in both directions.
The London Waterloo to Basingstoke service will call additionally at Esher, Hersham, Byfleet & New Haw and West Byfleet in both directions."
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February 1, 2013