Lines reopened following major disruption on Southern Rail after person hit by train

Lines have reopened between Portsmouth and Southsea and Barnham in West Sussex following major disruption after a person was hit by a train.Although the line has reopened, Southern says that some services may remain cancelled or delayed due to train and crew being misplaced.

A spokesperson for Southern said: "It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Portsmouth Harbour and Barnham."You may need to use alternative road transport to complete your journey."

Passengers were advised to use their tickets at no extra cost on the following:

  • South Western train services between Southampton, Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo

  • Stagecoach buses -700 between - Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth500 between - Chichester, Barnham and Littlehampton.

  • Alternative Thameslink and Southern services

Southern said it aims to return our services to normal 'as quick as possible'.