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Staff on South Western Railway are to be balloted on strike action in a dispute over the continued use of guards on services.
The RMT union says it wants "water-tight" promises over the future of the role - which it says are crucial to safety on trains.
The railway usually runs services between Devon, Dorset and Waterloo.
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.
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.
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South West Trains have been cancelled between Exeter and Yeovil due to members of train crew being unavailable.
There's a replacement bus service between Honiton and Exeter St Davids.
Tickets are being accepted on Great Western Railway and London Underground services.
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
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.
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.
There are delays on South West Trains between Yeovil Junction and Salisbury this morning due to a signal failure.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised - the disruption is expected to last until 08:00am.
- The 0514 Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo service will start from Sherborne
- The 0550 Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo service will start from Salisbury
- Other alterations will be available to view here