Wimbledon Points Failure Causes Train Delays

South West Rail services will be affected until the evening

A points failure at Wimbledon today (March 27) has caused delays and cancellations to South West Rail services.

Network Rail engineers worked on the problem all morning, but South West Rail warned that delays would continue until 7pm tonight.

The points failure meant fewer trains could run through Wimbledon station into London. It also meant train stock and crews were out of place.

They said in a statement: "Network Rail engineers have been on site all morning and have restored the points to normal working. Further work will be undertaken by engineering teams overnight to fully rectify the fault.

"Due to the disruption this incident has created, our train service is currently in recovery. Trains will be subject to short notice alteration and delays. Some train services are likely to be busier than normal, and some station locations may also be busier.

"Service recovery is proceding well and many routes are now operating at close to normal levels. We will continue to work towards recovering all train services across our network through the afternoon. We are sorry for the disruption.

March 27, 2018

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