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Signalling faults delay trains

Further signalling problems caused delays to services between Havant in Hampshire and Chichester in West Sussex, between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton and between Yeovil Junction and Salisbury in the West Country.

Another signalling problem, at Wandsworth Common in south-west London, led to delays to services through Balham station in south-east London, while illness to a passenger resulted in delays to services between Shenfield in Essex and London's Liverpool Street station.

No trains were able to run in and out of Moorgate station in London due to a lineside fire in north London. There were also delays in and out of another major London terminus - Waterloo - due to a signalling problem at Clapham Junction in south London.

Adventurers faring well on ultimate driving challenge

Two adventurers from Sussex are making good progress on day two of the ultimate driving challenge. Philip Young and Paul Brace are trying to break a world record by driving ten thousand miles from Cape Town to London in ten days - all in a Fiat Panda!

Today, they've been crossing the River Zambezi in Africa on a pontoon. The pair will drive one thousand miles a day across deserts and jungles.


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Car challenge: Cape Town to London in 10 days!

London to Cape Town is a journey that a lot of sun seekers usually make this time of year and who can blame them!! Flights usually take about 12 hours!

But for two adventurers from Sussex - travelling back from South Africa by plane is all too easy.

Phil Young and Paul Brace are planning to take on the ultimate driving challenge. They plan to drive ten thousand miles from Sunny Cape Town to London in just 10 days - in a Fiat Panda.

Fred Dinenage caught up with the duo and their little runaround in the snow, outside ITV News Meridian's studios.

SWT strike still planned for Friday

Rail workers in the south say they are still planning to take industrial action during the Olympics in a row over a Games bonus payment.

Up to 1,000 members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union at South West Trains will work to rule, including a ban on overtime, from Friday, the day of the opening ceremony, to August 12, the last day of the Games.

Union members at the firm rejected going on strike but voted for other forms of action.

The union has been seeking a bonus for its members for working during the Games, but SWT insisted it had already agreed a wage deal which covers the Olympics period.


RMT latest from our Transport Correspondent

Staff at SW Trains voted not to strike during the Olympics but may still refuse to work overtime/rest days, writes Mike Pearse. The company welcomed the news and said managers have been trained to take the place of workers who took part in any action.

The vote not to strike was by a majority of four votes. The row centres on an RMT union demand for a bonus for working during the Olympics. They say with an extra 80,000 passengers a day they should be compensated for the extra work. They say other companies are paying up to £750.

But managers say it was included in a deal of over four per cent this year and have insisted they will not pay. With managers trained, it is expected the vast majority of passengers willnot be affected.

Action but no strikes on South West Trains

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on South West Trains have voted to take industrial action short of a strike in a row over an Olympic bonus, but rejected strikes by a narrow margin of just four votes.

General Secretary Bob Crow said: "Our members have been consulted by the union in this democratic vote and by the narrowest margins have opted not to take strike action but have voted by a significant margin for action short of a strike.

"The position will be considered further by the union's executive."

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