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Trains from Farnborough to Basingstoke blocked

There are delays to South West Train services at Farnborough Main due to signalling problems. Basingstoke bound lines at Farnborough are currently blocked.

Train services running through this station may be delayed at short notice. There is currently no estimate for when services will resume as normal.

Engineers are investigating the problems.

Mutual ticket acceptance agreed between train services

Mutual ticket acceptance has been agreed between South West Trains, Southern, CrossCountry & First Great Western due to disruptions and delays on train services running through Southampton.

Customers may use any operators services to complete their journey.

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Advice for customers travelling on South West trains

South West Trains have offered advice to passengers travelling on train services which may be cancelled or delayed for up to 40 minutes.

All lines at Southampton are blocked due to electric supply problems.

  • Some Diesel trains operated by First Great Western, CrossCountry and by South West Trains will operate where possible.
  • A train shuttle service will operate between Weymouth and Bournemouth with one train planned to run per hour in each direction.
  • A train shuttle service will operate between Bournemouth and Southampton Central with one train planned to run per hour in each direction.
  • A train shuttle service will operate from Romsey travelling via Southampton Central and Eastleigh.
  • A reduced train service will operate between Basingstoke and Eastleigh.
  • Replacement Transport has been arranged and will operate between Fareham and Southampton Central and Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Mutual ticket acceptance has been agreed between South West Trains, Southern, CrossCountry & First Great Western in the area.

Passengers crowd onto CrossCountry train

Passengers crowd onto a CrossCountry service at Southampton train station.

Delays of up to 40 minutes and cancellations can be expected until 1:00pm.

Passengers crowd onto CrossCountry diesel service. Credit: JonathanMarland/ITV
Crushed like sardines aboard the CrossCountry service. Credit: JonathanMarland/ITV

South West Train disruption due to electrical supply issues

South West Trains Service has announced there is disruption on services between Bournemouth and Basingstoke due to electrical supply problems at Southampton Central.

Delays of up to 40 minutes and cancellations can be expected until 1:00pm.

The disruptions are also affecting Southern, CrossCountry and First Great Western services.

All services cancelled at Southampton Station

Passengers are facing long delays at Southampton Credit: Jess Cox
Passengers are stranded at Southampton station Credit: Jonathan Marland

Train services at Southampton Central are cancelled because of electrical supply problems. All lines are affected and disruption is expected until at least 1pm.

Some Diesel trains operated by First Great Western, CrossCountry and by South West Trains between Salisbury and Southampton via Chandlers Ford and Romsey will be able to operate, however this will offer a restricted service.

The station says replacement transport is being arranged and will operate between Fareham and Southampton Central and Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Customers are being advised that mutual ticket acceptance has been agreed between South West Trains, Southern, CrossCountry & First Great Western in the area. Customers may use any operators services to complete their journey.

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Rail workers march against potential cuts

Protesters marched through Southampton today as part of a campaign against threats to railway services.

Members of the RMT and other unions say new franchises for private operators will mean increased fares, cuts to the number of trains, and a reduction in jobs. They claim there's public support for re-nationalisation of the rail industry.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash spoke to ITV Meridian.

Southeastern trains to carry on running for three and a half years

The Government announced today that Southeastern will continue to run trains in Kent and East Sussex. Some travellers have expressed surprise at the decision - and even the Rail Minister herself who made the announcement, admitted the company had failed its customers too often in the past.

But that IS the past the company insisted. And today Southeastern promised big improvements, with more services, more high speed trains, and better stations.

Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Rail Minister Claire Perry, Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd, and Ashford MP Damian Green.

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