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Vauxhall fire: statement from Network Rail and South West Trains

We are sorry for the continued disruption to passengers through this evening’s peak. While all lines at Vauxhall station are now open following repairs to damage caused by this morning’s fire, South West Trains are now working to get crews and trains in place to resume services as soon as possible, but services will remain disrupted this evening.

We do hope to have a normal service in place in time for tomorrow morning’s peak.

Meanwhile we would like to thank passengers for their patience and advise them to continue to check before they travel and to use alternative services where possible. The latest information is available at www.southwesttrains.co.uk, www.nationalrail.co.uk and www.tfl.gov.uk

South West Trains tickets are still being accepted by Great Western Railway, Thameslink, Cross Country, TfL buses, London Underground and London Overground via any reasonable route as well as Southern services between Dorking, Epsom, Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

In addition, those with tickets to travel on Thursday may also use them to travel on Friday.

– Network Rail/South West Trains

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Limited rail services in and out of London tonight

Following the fire at Vauxhall earlier today, 4 of 8 South West Train lines are still closed and a limited service will be running this evening.

Vauxhall station is partially closed to allow engineers to work on repairing the damage.

People are being advised to check before you travel and we're being asked to use alternative transport where available.

Tickets valid for travel today will now also be valid for travel tomorrow (06 May 2016), off peak ticket restrictions are lifted today and you will be able to travel on the first available train service.

The video below shows the chaos at Woking Station this evening as commuters continue to try and get home.

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