Rail lines reopened following train chaos

Signalling problems led to rail disruption between Woking and Surbiton Credit: ITV Meridan

Network rail has apologised to its passengers following disruption on its rail network on Wednesday.

A major signalling fault affected services on the South Western Main Line with South Western Railway advising passengers not to travel and seek alternative arrangements.

The failures affected all lines between Woking and Surbiton, meaning trains were unable to run to London Waterloo. Trains between Salisbury and London Waterloo started and terminated at Basingstoke.

This led to some very unhappy commuters across the region. Some people told ITV Meridian that they could miss a days pay or even lose their job.

Our reporter, Mike Pearse, met with travellers at Basingstoke station.