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Commuters suffered severe disruptions on the trains yesterday. Thousands were affected by delays and cancellations on the busy commuter routes from stations like Paddington and Waterloo.
There were seven cancellations to services by First Great Western due to "poor weather conditions". While South West trains said their "engineers had worked through the night to avoid further delays."
No weather warnings have been issued for this weekend. However, there is a significant chance of heavy showers in London and the South East today.
Rail passengers are facing long delays and a reduced timetable throughout the night following thunderstorms today. First Great Western have managed to offer a reduced timetable but have warned there will be severe disruptions.
The following services are expected to be disrupted:
- Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking will not be running. Passengers will need to use alternative trains to Epsom and change there for Southern services, or join Southern services from London Victoria / Clapham Junction.
- Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will run via an alternative route and will not call at stations between Earlsfield and Fulwell.
- Trains between London Waterloo and Hampton Court will not be running. Passengers will need to use London Buses.
- Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter / Salisbury will only run between Basingstoke and Exeter / Salisbury . Passengers will need to take a train to Basingstoke and change there to complete your journey.
- Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham will make an additional stop at Berrylands.
- London bound trains from Weymouth will all call at Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction.
- Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Basingstoke that leave London Waterloo at 9 minutes past the hour will now depart at 20 minutes past each hour and will not call at Farnborough Main or Fleet. Passengers for Farnborough and Fleet will need to use alternative services towards Basingstoke.
Latest ITV News reports
Tens of thousands of commuters were left stranded tonight after lightning caused chaos at two of London’s busiest stations.