Commuter anger at rail delays into London

Rail commuters on South West Trains into London have been suffering long delays due to signalling problems between Wimbledon and London Waterloo.

South West Trains advised people not to travel into the capital. Lines have now re-opened but delays of upto 60 minutes are expected to continue until noon.

A South West Trains spokesman said: “We are advising people not to travel to London if they don’t need to. The fault was detected just before 5am and was resolved pretty quickly by Network Rail but there’s a significant knock-on effect due to the sheer volume of services we run at that hour.

“The network is very busy and passengers are facing significant delays.”

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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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