Signalling Problems Disrupt Wimbledon Trains

Second problem for commuters this week

Wimbledon train commuters are again suffering with disruption to their journeys today (August 31) following signalling problems in the area.

South Western Railway warn that trains will be subject to delays, cancellations and alterations.

Train drivers have had to stop in several locations to seek verbal permission from signal boxes before continuing.

They said: "A problem with the communication equipment that connects our signalling centre to signalling equipment has occurred in the Wimbledon area, which means fewer trains are able to run on lines between London Waterloo and Surbiton, Barnes and Norbiton.

"To reduce congestion in the Wimbledon area, we're making alterations to certain Main Line services. Engineers are still on site attempting to rectify the problem, however trains running in the aforementioned areas are likely to be disrupted. We're sorry if you're delayed by this issue this afternoon."

In particular it will impact train services running between London Waterloo and Surbiton, in particular routes between London Waterloo and Barnes/Norbiton and Surbiton.

To reduce congestion in the Wimbledon area, they have been making alterations to certain Exeter/Salisbury and fast Guildford/Portsmouth trains along with Weymouth services making additional stops.

Customers can use their tickets on London Underground, London Buses, Southern Railway and Great Western Railway via any reasonable route.

There were problems on Tuesday (August 29) when the engineering work at London Waterloo that was due to be completed over the Bank Holiday Weekend overran.

August 31, 2017

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