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Commuters hit by delays

A series of problems, including late-running engineering work, meant rail commuters endured more rush-hour travel misery.

There were early-morning delays to South West Trains services between Woking and Guildford in Surrey and in the south west London area due to the late finish of engineering work.

A broken-down train near Bedford led to delays to services between Bedford and London.

November has proved a difficult month for rail travellers, with rush-hour delays on many mornings, as hard-pressed commuters await the double whammy of colder, darker days and the average 4.2% rise in season ticket prices in January.