Major disruption on South West Trains after lightning strike affects signalling

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THERE are major disruptions to Dorset’s rail link with London today following a lightning strike in the Surbiton area.

South West Trains is advising people not to attempt travel between London Waterloo and Woking/Wimbledon at the current time.

No trains are able to run beyond Surbiton travelling away from London. The company said customers would have to use alternative routes.

There are also signalling problems at London Waterloo meaning fewer trains were able to run.

South West Trains has put out the following information: London bound trains from Weymouth will all call at Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction.

Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking will not be running in either direction - Customers will need to use alternative trains to Epsom and change there for Southern services, or join Southern services from London Victoria/Clapham Junction.

Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will run via an alternative route and will not call at stations between Earlsfield and Strawberry Hill.

Trains between London Waterloo and Hampton Court will not be running in either direction - Customers will need to use London Buses.

Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter/Salisbury will only run between Basingstoke and Exeter/Salisbury - Customers will need to take the first service to Basingstoke and change there to complete your journey, please be advised that connections cannot be guaranteed.

Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham will make an additional stop at Berrylands.

Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Basingstoke that leave London Waterloo at nine minutes past the hour will now depart at 20 minutes past each hour and will not call at Farnborough Main or Fleet - Customers for Farnborough and Fleet will need to use alternative services towards Basingstoke.

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3:30am Sat 26 Jul 14

billd766 says...

It must be the wrong type of lightning.
It must be the wrong type of lightning. billd766
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