Fire at Vauxhall leads to most services into Waterloo being cancelled
Firefighters tackle the blaze at Vauxhall. Picture: London Fire Brigade
There is severe disruption on train services into Waterloo this morning after a fire broke out earlier by the tracks at Vauxhall station.
South West Trains (SWT) are unable to use 5 out of 8 main lines due to the fire and will be running a very limited service until all lines are reopened.
London Fire Brigade say the fire is now out but signalling cables have been damaged.
Most services into Waterloo are cancelled until further notice including those on the Hounslow Loop line serving Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth. Other services thround Putney, Wandsworth and Barnes are also much reduced.
Train services are planned to operate as below:
-London Waterloo to Reading will run as scheduled in both directions.
-London Waterloo to Weybridge will run as scheduled in both directions.
-London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside will not run in both directions.
-London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Hounslow & Twickenham will not run
-London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Twickenham & Hounslow will not run
-London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston & Richmond will terminate at Clapham Junction
-London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Richmond & Kingston will start at Clapham Junction
-Farnham to London Waterloo via Ascot services departing at 21 and 51 minutes past will not run.
-Shepperton to London Waterloo via Twickenham services departing at 00 and 30 minutes past will not run.
-London Waterloo to Portsmouth stations may start and terminate at Woking and Guildford.
-London Waterloo to Hampton Court will be cancelled
You may use your tickets on Great Western Railway via any reasonable route, Southern Railway between Dorking/Epsom/Clapham Junction and London Victoria, London Buses on all reasonable routes, London Underground, Overground and Tramlink on all reasonable routes, Govia Thameslink services, Cross Country services on all reasonable routes.
SWT are trying to source road replacement transport and will provide details when they have confirmation that they are in operation.
May 5, 2016