Commuters Advised Not To Take The Train

Major signalling fault on South Western Main Line affecting services into Waterloo

Commuters at Putney waiting over 30 minutes for a train - image: Ben Christie

Commuters struggling with the strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) have had their journeys and frustration compounded today by a major signalling fault that is affecting services on the South Western Main Line to Waterloo. SWR is advising passengers not to travel and to seek alternative arrangements.

The signalling failure is affecting all lines between Woking and Surbiton, meaning trains are unable to run on this line through to London Waterloo.

Network Rail engineers are on site and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible but it is expected that the problem would cause disruption until noon.

One Putney commuter, Ben Christie told this website, "I have been at the station over 30 minutes, one train was cancelled the next was so packed no one could get on - just have to wait and be late!"

Network Rail is urging passengers to follow the travel advice issued by SWR which is that all passengers who travel on the Main Line, and suburban services that run through these stations, should not travel and should check or National Rail Enquiries for updates.

Network Rail have apologised for the disruption this morning and thanked passengers for their continued patience whilst the issue is resolved.

October 24, 2018