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Engineering works to fix a broken piece of railway track which had buckled as a result of the recent hot weather have now concluded allowing normal service to resume at Waterloo, reports Network Rail.
South West Trains say they do not expect any further delays to their services but are advising customers to carry extra water for their journeys.
Commuters from the South are being warned to expect further delays into Waterloo Station this morning, as emergency engineering works continue on a broken rail which buckled due to the hot weather.
The broken rail is preventing trains entering the station on platforms 1-4 which is likely to continue to cause disruption to other services. Commuters into the below stations are advised to allow extra travel for their journeys;
- London Waterloo
- Clapham Junction
South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo were hit at the height of the evening rush hour, on one of the hottest days of the year. The disruption was caused by 'heat related' engineering work outside Waterloo, and signalling problems near Haslemere in Surrey.
South West Trains said: "We would like to apologise for the disruption our customers will face on their journeys home tonight. As a result of emergency engineering work to fix a track defect, we are unable to use four platforms at Waterloo which is having a serious impact on services."
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Trains on some of the country's busiest routes were cancelled or delayed tonight because of emergency 'heat related' engineering work, causing disruption for thousands of passengers.
South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo were hit at the height of the evening rush hour, on one of the hottest days of the year. The disruption was caused by emergency engineering work and signalling problems near Haslemere in Surrey.
Heat-related emergency engineering work is being carried out on a track defect, discovered at Waterloo Station earlier this afternoon. As a result, four platforms at Waterloo are not currently in use. There will be disruption to services for the rest of the day.
Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking are cancelled. Customers should travel on Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking. A train shuttle service is in operation between Hampton Court and Surbiton. Passengers will need to change trains at Surbiton.
Services that run from London Waterloo at 50 minutes past each hour to Salisbury / Yeovil Junction / Gillingham are not running between Waterloo and Basingstoke.
Customers travelling from London Waterloo / Woking will need to change trains at Basingstoke or travel on services to Exeter St Davids departing London Waterloo at 20 minutes past each hour. Some services heading towards Waterloo may be cancelled to ease congestion.
There are delays on trains out of Waterloo because of problems with railway lines during the heatwave. Emergency engineering works are needed near platforms 1-4 at London Waterloo to resolve a rail defect.
South West Trains are currently unable to run trains between Guildford and Haslemere due to a power problem affecting the signals in the area. The company is trying to source buses to run between Guildford and Haslemere. Southern will accept passengers on Portsmouth routes.
A30 in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to dustcart fire between Cricket Hill Lane and A327. Outside Blackbushe Airport. Emergency services are at the scene. Police confirm the road will be closed for around two hours. The dustcart fire happened around 7.20am.
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In the roadworks area. All traffic is now being held after the M26 entry slip road after two accident in the same place.