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South West trains 'strongly advise' commuters not to use services tomorrow

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South West Trains are now advising commuters to avoid travelling to and from London Waterloo and Vauxhall tomorrow, 16 August.

Train services may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption continuing until the end of the day. Some services will start or end before London Waterloo.

They say an earlier points failure and a partial derailment is the cause for the major disruption to journeys.

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The cost of regulated rail fares are set to increase by 3.6%from January 2018, comparing to 2017's 1.9% increase. The new increase will be the highest for the past five years.

Rail workers are also set to host a series of protests around the country, warning passengers they are paying "more for less".

Commuters in Plymouth and Bristol expressed their frustration at the news:


Rail passengers told 'disruption may continue tomorrow' following train derailment

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Commuters are being advised that disruptions on rail services, to and from London, may continue tomorrow Wednesday 16 August, following disruptions today after a train partially derailed after it hit a stationary barrier.

An investigation has been put in place to find out the cause of the derailment. No passengers or staff were hurt.

Numerous commuters have expressed their frustration at the delays, further fuelled by the news of the increase in costs of rail tickets.


Delays on M5 after fuel spillage

A fuel spillage means two lanes are closed. Credit: Highways England South West

There are long delays on the M5 Northbound between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.

It's after a car crash caused fuel to spill onto the carriageway.

Police say the road may need resurfacing and Highways England are on their way to the scene.

Christopher Thomas sent this footage of the scene:

More M5 disruption after second spillage

An overturned lorry has spilled flour between J14 and J15. Credit: Highways England

Drivers have been hit by further disruption on the M5 following another spillage on the motorway.

Two lanes were closed on Saturday morning on the Southbound carriageway between Junction 14 and 15 after a lorry overturned, spilling flour all over the road.

There are currently waiting times of up to an hour.

It follows hours of delays on Friday after a fuel spillage.

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