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Signal failure causes train chaos

The Argus: Signal failure causes train chaos Signal failure causes train chaos

Signal failures have caused major delays and disruptions on trains between Sussex and London today.

Lights were stuck on red across large parts of the network, including the Brighton Mainline, for almost an hour after problems developed at about 10am.

Frustrated passengers were left stuck at stations or on trains while the fault was fixed.

Prosective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown, Nancy Platts, ended up missing a funeral because of the delays.

She tweeted: "About to miss a funeral because your trains from Brighton to London appear to be going nowhere."

The problem has now been fixed but people are being warned to expect delays of up to 40 minutes as the service gets back to normal.

A spokesman for Southern Railway said people were likely to experience knock-on effects of the delays for a while but any disruption should be resolved before the start of  this afternoon's rush hour.

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11:43am Fri 11 Jul 14

BrighterStar says...

I can understand Nancy Platts' frustration at missing a funeral but it is a bit harsh to blame the train operators for a signal failure!
I can understand Nancy Platts' frustration at missing a funeral but it is a bit harsh to blame the train operators for a signal failure! BrighterStar
  • Score: 11

1:10pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Wiggsy says...

Fortunately, tens of millions of pounds will be spent on speeding up internet access on commuter trains across England and Wales as opposed to prioritising this kind of investment on the creaking signal systems across rail networks.
Fortunately, tens of millions of pounds will be spent on speeding up internet access on commuter trains across England and Wales as opposed to prioritising this kind of investment on the creaking signal systems across rail networks. Wiggsy
  • Score: 7

2:10pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Martha Gunn says...

No Ms Platts the signals are run by Network Rail.

That's the nationalised bit.

We thought you liked them.
No Ms Platts the signals are run by Network Rail. That's the nationalised bit. We thought you liked them. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 8

2:29pm Fri 11 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

I blame Ben Duncan.
I blame Ben Duncan. NickBrt
  • Score: 1
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