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Major rail disruption on services into Waterloo

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There is major disruption on railway services between Reading and Waterloo and Windsor and Waterloo this morning due to a signalling problem between Putney and Barnes.

Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 11am.

The following services were cancelled earlier this morning:

  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Twickenham and Brentford
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Brentford and Twickenham
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston and Twickenham
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Twickenham and Kingston
  • Between London Waterloo and Weybridge
  • Between London Waterloo and Windsor and Eton Riverside
  • Between London Waterloo and Reading

Lines have now reopened, but trains may still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

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South Western Railway advise passengers not to travel between Reading and London Waterloo and Windsor and London Waterloo.

Passengers are able to use their ticket on the following routes:

  • London Underground via any reasonable route
  • Great Western Railway services between Reading and London Paddington
  • TFL buses via any reasonable route
  • Southern services between Clapham Junction and London Victoria

Report from Waterloo as major work begins

Thousands of commuters from the region heeded warnings and avoided the trains into London this morning - as one of the biggest rail engineering projects in 100 years gets underway at Waterloo.

Passengers who did brave the Monday morning rush were met with quieter platforms and carriages than expected. But the £800 million upgrade means nearly half of the platforms are closed and services across the region are reduced.

The Network Rail Chief Executive vowed the work at Britain's busiest station will be completed in three weeks, as our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

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Commuters facing long delays into London

People travelling into London this evening are being warned of long delays because of a signalling problem at Waterloo.

Trains running towards the capital may terminate at Basingstoke, Guildford and Woking with delays of up to an hour.

It's expected to continue for the rest of the night.

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Update on delays on South West Trains services today

A major signalling problem in the Wimbledon area blocked both of the lines away from London Waterloo - all lines now open again. South West Trains are making changes to services to try and mitigate delays._ _

  • London Waterloo to Dorking services will not run in either direction from 13:24 until further notice.
  • London Waterloo to Hampton Court will not run in either direction from 13:06 until further notice.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will call additionally at Berrylands in both directions.
  • Train services between London Waterloo and Salisbury/Exeter/Bristol will not run between Basingstoke and London Waterloo. Customers will need to change trains at Basingstoke to complete their journey.

Disruption on South West Trains until 7pm

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