Passengers travelling to Gatwick face a second day of disruption due to station power cut

Southern Rail says there has been a complete power failure at Gatwick station. Credit: ITV Meridian

Passengers travelling to Gatwick by train are facing a second day of disruption after a power cut at the station.

The Gatwick Express has been suspended but Southern Rail says five services an hour are still available for those travelling between London and the airport, and the disruption won't have the impact of yesterday's station closure.

In a statement on their website this morning Southern Rail said: "A number of incidents earlier today between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport has caused disruption to journeys between these stations.

"Trains running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed."

Disruption is expected until the end of the day."

Yesterday all services were suspended while engineers responded to a 'total power failure" at Gatwick Airport station.

Some services resumed at around 4pm on Saturday.

But today, Southern said the Gatwick Express had been suspended because of ongoing issues with the third rail AND an operational issue.

"You can still travel," they said, "as you can use alternative Southern services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport instead.

"Check before you travel and allow an extra 15 minutes to complete your journey today."

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