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Commuter chaos as delays cause overcrowded station

Night of delays for commuters at Waterloo

Thousands have been left stranded on the busy commuter station

Tens of thousands of commuters are tonight stranded at London Waterloo with most services cancelled.

It follows a passenger being struck by a train near Surbiton.

A broken down train is adding to the problem.

The stations is overcrowded with thousands waiting for trains. It will be some hours before things are normal.

Tickets being accepted on local bus routes. London Underground are accepting tickets for reasonable routes.

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Rush hour chaos at Waterloo station

Commuters from across the South are facing travel chaos this evening at London Waterloo station following an incident in the Surbiton area.

Most services leaving Waterloo have been cancelled or changed after someone was hit by a train.

Hundreds of commuters have been delayed on their way home

Services in and out of Waterloo have been severely affected following an incident in the Surbiton area where a person was struck by a train. While lines are now open this has resulted in a huge number of trains and staff being out of place with a number of services cancelled or changed. Our teams are working flat out to recover the service and run as many trains as possible, but there will still be residual delays tonight for anyone travelling from Waterloo for which we apologise. Passengers should check before they travel and consider any alternative routes.”

– Network Rail
Passengers have reported that all trains have been cancelled Credit: @MeralCrifasi

Major delays at London Waterloo

There are major delays at London Waterloo Credit: Suzi Williams

There are major delays at London Waterloo this evening after a person was struck by a train.

Following an incident this afternoon in the Surbiton area, Network Rail is advising passengers to check before they travel and consider alternative routes this evening.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Services in and out of Waterloo have been severely affected following an incident in the Surbiton area where a person was struck by a train.

"While lines are now open this has resulted in a huge number of trains and staff being out of place with a number of services cancelled or changed.

"Our teams are working flat out to recover the service and run as many trains as possible, but there will still be residual delays tonight for anyone travelling from Waterloo for which we apologise.

"Passengers should check before they travel and consider any alternative routes.”

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