Waterloo 'will be back to normal in the morning'

Passengers faced long delays in sweltering conditions due to emergency engineering work Credit: @BourbonKid

South West Trains are promising that commuter services will be "normal" in the morning, following hours of delays due to engineering work.

In a statement, the company said: "Safety is our absolute priority. We have no choice but to make sure these repairs are carried out before we can restore train services on these lines."

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Travel disruption due to heat

Trains on some of the country's busiest routes were cancelled or delayed yesterday evening because of emergency engineering work and signalling problems, causing travel chaos for thousands of passengers.