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Delayed South West Trains commuters are thanked for their "patience and understanding"

Commuters hit by long delays on South West Trains services into London Waterloo this morning have been re-acting to a tweet thanking them for their patience.

Long delays are expected until lunchtime due to signalling problems between Wimbledon and London Waterloo.

Rail commuters warned of rush hour delays

The problem has now been fixed but there will be 'residual delays' Credit: PA

Commuters in the Thames Valley have been warned they will have to deal with disruption for several hours during the morning rush after a signalling problem on a busy railway line into London.

Passengers could be delayed by up to an hour as a result of a problem between Wimbledon and Earlsfield which sparked cancellations on services into and out of Waterloo.

The signalling problem between Wimbledon and Earlsfield has now been resolved and trains are now able to run to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon.

However, we expect there will be knock-on disruption for several hours. Delays of up to 60 minutes to journeys are expected until services fully return to normal.

– A spokesman for South West Trains


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South-east wine & strawberries for Wimbledon!

Whether you're a sporting fan or not, you can't have failed to notice Wimbledon fortnight has just begun. And once again suppliers in the south east are making hay while the sun shines by sending their wares to the world-famous tournament.

But for the first time in Wimbledon's history, there'll be an English wine on the menu - and it's from Bolney in Sussex.

David Johns reports, speaking to wine maker Sam Linter and strawberry grower Marion Regan.

Work begins for £7m project to improve South West trains

Work has begun on a £7m project to improve the busy Wimbledon junction -to improve the journeys for thousands of passengers.

Journeys through the station for the next 6 weekends will be affected so that South West Trains can enhance rail reliability.

Work has begun on a £7m project to rebuild a crucial railway junction in Wimbledon Credit: South West Trains

Work at the station begun at Christmas and will continue every weekend until mid-February, with no trains calling at Wimbledon on weekends.

We have scheduled the work in order to minimise disruption to passengers as much as possible but if you, friends or family are travelling during these times, I strongly suggest checking travel details first.

“This work will have a significant impact on our services and we apologise for the inconvenience caused but they are a vital part of improving our network and our service to passengers.”

– John Halsall, infrastructure director for the Network Rail-South West Alliance

Waterloo delays after person hit by train

Delayed passengers at London Waterloo station Credit: Amanda Compton

There are train delays for people travelling through London Waterloo after a person was hit by a train in the Wimbledon area.

Trains are piled up coming into the station and commuters are stuck trying to travel out of the station.

Crowds at London Waterloo station following an incident at Wimbledon Credit: Amanda Compton

Lemurs enjoy Wimbledon treat

Tsito the black lemur enjoying a Wimbledon inspired treat Credit: Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park gave their lemurs a Wimbledon-inspired treat by putting their food inside tennis balls.

The unusual delivery of food went down well with the black lemurs who finished their meal within minutes.

The animals nearly broke the balls because they were so excited to get to their dinner.

The unique food delivery is part of the zoo's enrichment programme, which makes sure the lemurs enjoy a varied diet in imaginative and unusual ways.

The enrichment is carried out daily to encourage the animals to work harder for their food as they would have to in the wild.

Clementine the black lemur enjoying a Wimbledon-inspired treat Credit: Drusillas Park