Heatwave causes railway delays

Rail passengers commuting between London and the West Country have suffered major disruption today. A defect has been identified with a section of track outside Waterloo Station.

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Waterloo jam-packed after rail delays

The scene at Waterloo this evening Credit: Christina Martin

Trains on some of the country's busiest routes were cancelled or delayed tonight because of emergency 'heat related' engineering work, causing disruption for thousands of passengers.

South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo were hit at the height of the evening rush hour, on one of the hottest days of the year. The disruption was caused by emergency engineering work and signalling problems near Haslemere in Surrey.


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Major delays on services out of Waterloo

Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking are cancelled. Customers should travel on Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking. A train shuttle service is in operation between Hampton Court and Surbiton. Passengers will need to change trains at Surbiton.

Services that run from London Waterloo at 50 minutes past each hour to Salisbury / Yeovil Junction / Gillingham are not running between Waterloo and Basingstoke.

Customers travelling from London Waterloo / Woking will need to change trains at Basingstoke or travel on services to Exeter St Davids departing London Waterloo at 20 minutes past each hour. Some services heading towards Waterloo may be cancelled to ease congestion.

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