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South West trains 'strongly advise' commuters not to use services tomorrow

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South West Trains are now advising commuters to avoid travelling to and from London Waterloo and Vauxhall tomorrow, 16 August.

Train services may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption continuing until the end of the day. Some services will start or end before London Waterloo.

They say an earlier points failure and a partial derailment is the cause for the major disruption to journeys.

Rail passengers told 'disruption may continue tomorrow' following train derailment

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Commuters are being advised that disruptions on rail services, to and from London, may continue tomorrow Wednesday 16 August, following disruptions today after a train partially derailed after it hit a stationary barrier.

An investigation has been put in place to find out the cause of the derailment. No passengers or staff were hurt.

Numerous commuters have expressed their frustration at the delays, further fuelled by the news of the increase in costs of rail tickets.


Staff shortage on South West Trains: has your journey been cancelled?

Train services have been cancelled today due to a member of train crew being unavailable Credit: PA

There's a revised service on South West Trains this morning due to a member of the train crew being unavailable.

Services between London Waterloo and Weymouth, and between Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction are being affected.

At the moment the following services have been cancelled:

  • 12:10 Weymouth - Yeovil Junction
  • 13:07 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
  • 13:28 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
  • 13:45 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
  • 13:55 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
  • 14:05 Yeovil Junction - Weymouth
  • 16:45 Weymouth - London Waterloo

Proposals unveiled for direct trains between North & South Dorset

These latest proposals build on the major improvements introduced last year. Credit: ITV West Country

South West Trains plan to introduce new direct services to Weymouth on Saturdays in the summer. It hopes to boost tourism by providing trains from North Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

They also hope they'll be an additional weekday morning service from Yeovil Pen Mill to London Waterloo.

The proposal of direct Saturday trains in the summer has been dubbed the 'Seaside Specials'. Credit: ITV West Country

Consultation is currently taking place with local authorities, communities and rail user groups about the proposals which would be introduced in May.

The summer trains would run on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 21 May through to 3 September and help to provide a boost for communities, local businesses and tourism throughout the summer months.

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