Signalling Problems Disrupt Wimbledon Trains

Three days of delays for commuters this week

Wimbledon train commuters have been suffering with disruption to their journeys yesterday and today (September 1) following signalling problems in the area.

South Western Railway warned that trains will be subject to disruption this morning (September 1).

It said due to a signalling problem, affecting the track circuits which help the signaller manage the position of trains at London Waterloo train services running to and from this station may be delayed or revised. 

Yesterday train drivers had to stop in several locations to seek verbal permission from signal boxes before continuing.

They said on Thursday: "A problem with the communication equipment that connects our signalling centre to signalling equipment has occurred in the Wimbledon area, which means fewer trains are able to run on lines between London Waterloo and Surbiton, Barnes and Norbiton.

"To reduce congestion in the Wimbledon area, we're making alterations to certain Main Line services. Engineers are still on site attempting to rectify the problem, however trains running in the aforementioned areas are likely to be disrupted. We're sorry if you're delayed by this issue this afternoon."

In particular it impacted train services running between London Waterloo and Surbiton, in particular routes between London Waterloo and Barnes/Norbiton and Surbiton.

There were problems on Tuesday (August 29) when the engineering work at London Waterloo that was due to be completed over the Bank Holiday Weekend overran.

Live Updates on South Western Rail Services.

September 1, 2017

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