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South West Trains: Lines reopen but problems continue

All lines are now open on South West Trains following a signalling problem, but problems are continuing for commuters.

Services across the whole network are facing cancellations, changes and delays of up to 90 minutes.

There was a complete loss of signalling between Woking and London Waterloo at 04.00 this morning (24 July). The immediate issue has now been fixed and engineers are inspecting the area for any further problems.

South West Trains says that a few trains have now been introduced 'back into circulation' but are strongly advising passengers not to travel towards London Waterloo until after 09.00.

57 trains have been cancelled and 139 have been delayed, some by more than 3 hours.

Some trains are running normally on the Reading and Windsor lines.


Thousands face disruption on railways in the south

Passengers using Oxford station will be affected Credit: Google Images

Thousands of rail passengers are facing disruption with the line between Banbury, Oxford and Didcot closed for the next week.

It means buses will replace trains with an extra hour added to Cross Country services between Bournemouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and Reading to the north. No local services between Didcot and Banbury will run.

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Major delays and cancellations on South West Trains

All lines are blocked across the network causing major delays and mass cancellations Credit: ITV Meridian

Commuters in the south face major problems this morning due to a serious signal failure on South West Trains.

All lines are blocked on the network because of a complete loss of signalling between London Waterloo and Woking.

Train services across South West Trains are now expected to be cancelled, revised or delayed by up to 90 minutes.

The company says it expects the significant disruption to continue until 2pm (24th July).

South West Trains passengers are being urged not to travel towards London Waterloo this morning and a queueing system may be in place to assist with passenger flows in and around stations.

All lines are currently blocked. This incident has only just occurred and we are gathering further information which will be made available once known. Our engineers are on site and are working hard to restore the signalling so we are able to run trains.

– South West Trains

The following trains have been cancelled:

  • 05:47 Dorking to London Waterloo due 06:40
  • 06:44 Alton to London Waterloo due 07:49
  • 06:50 London Waterloo to Guildford due 07:47
  • 07:58 Guildford to London Waterloo due 09:12
  • 09:20 London Waterloo to Woking due 10:08
  • 10:32 Woking to London Waterloo due 11:22
  • 11:33 London Waterloo to Guildford due 12:34

South West Train tickets will be accepted on the following routes:

  • Southern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Thameslink
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • London Buses
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