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South West Trains travel advice over mass cancellations from Waterloo

South West Trains travel advice over mass cancellations from Waterloo. Credit: PA

South West Trains has begun issuing travel advice over mass cancellations from Waterloo amid reports of chaos at the station.

Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident earlier today between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction fewer trains are able to run on all lines.

– South West Trains

Officials said that train services running across the whole South West Trains network may be cancelled, meaning that passengers could be delayed by up to an hour and a half.

Disruption is expected until 8pm.

Disruption to all South West Trains services expected until end of day

Disruption to all SW Trains services expected all day Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Following a severe incident at Wimbledon this morning, it was necessary to significantly reduce the number of trains through Wimbledon while this incident was ongoing.

Trains and crew that were scheduled to work on trains around our network were not able to get on to these trains due to the disruption. This has had a further impact on our service recovery and spread the problem from our Suburban services to our Windsor services (Waterloo to Staines).

We have reinstated trains on each line of route with the exception of London Waterloo to Salisbury trains which will continue to start from Basingstoke in both directions until 1720.The 1720 London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids departure will be the first service to run its booked route.

Whilst we work to introduce services back into normal operation, customers may see further last minute alterations. Please check before you travel.

Disruption to all services on the South West Trains network can be expected until the end of service today.

Alternative travel options:Passengers may use First Capital Connect, First Great Western, Southern, London Buses, London Underground and London Trams services on all reasonable routes.

– South West Trains

Cancellations and delays on South West Trains due to over running engineering works at Clapham Junction

South West Trains are warning about cancellations and delays for services between Twickenham and Clapham Junction, between Feltham and Clapham Junction and between Twickenham and Hounslow due to over running engineering works between Barnes and Clapham Junction.

Waterloo to Reading services will run to Clapham Junction and be diverted via Kingston to Twickenham, with other services subject to diversions and alteration.

Tickets are being accepted on First Great Western, London buses, Underground and Overground.

The disruption expected to last until 07:00.


Extended engineering works causing problems in the Aldershot area

'Police are investigating Guildford Station incident'

Police are investigating an incident in which a person was hit by a train at Guildford Station at around 11.40pm on Saturday 30 March.

Our immediate thoughts are for the family of the person involved. We are providing information to assist police with their inquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

As a result of the incident, Guildford Station was closed to allow police to complete their investigation.

However, the station re-opened at 8.15am yesterday (Sunday 31 March) and services returned to normal.

– A spokeswoman for the South West Trains - Network Rail Alliance
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