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Commuter chaos with delays up to an hour as railway signalling fails

The Argus: Signalling between Three Bridges and Gatwick failed due to a power cut Signalling between Three Bridges and Gatwick failed due to a power cut

Commuters are facing delays of up to one hour this morning as railway signalling has failed. 

An electrical power failure earlier this morning between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport has had knock on effects for all major services.

Southern, Gatwick Express, First Great Western and First Capital Connect are all reporting disruption to their trains.

The routes are now open - but delays are expected as services clear the backlog.

A spokesman for Southern said: " Southern services on all routes via Gatwick and Horsham will be subject to delays of up to 60 minutes this morning owing to an earlier signaling failure which was caused by an electrical power failure.

"All routes are now open however service disruption is expected until further notice.

"Tickets will be accepted on Metrobus routes, Southeastern and South West train services and on TFL bus route 405.

First Capital Connect services between Brighton and St Pancras International are expected knock-on delays of up to 15 minutes, cancelations and supplemental bus services.

Gatwick Express has suspended services between Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

A spokesman for First Great Western said: "Disruption on First Great Western between Gatwick Airport and Redhill, and between Gatwick Airport and Reading due to earlier signalling problem between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport.

"All lines have now-reopened but knock-on delays of up to 60 minutes and cancellations are expected.

"Buses are supplementing trains between Barnham and Three Bridges via Horsham. First Capital Connect, Gatwick Express and Southern are also affected."

 

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9:58am Wed 2 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

Here we go again. Will they ever get it right?
Here we go again. Will they ever get it right? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 6

10:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

Joshiman says...

Network Rail or whoever is responsible.Get your act together .
Network Rail or whoever is responsible.Get your act together . Joshiman
  • Score: 9

12:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

lawmarsh says...

Monday, my train was cancelled due to over-running engineering works and today delayed....no doubt everyone will blame everyone else....although on the upside we are moving out of the winter months when trains are inexplicably late every evening back into Brighton!
Monday, my train was cancelled due to over-running engineering works and today delayed....no doubt everyone will blame everyone else....although on the upside we are moving out of the winter months when trains are inexplicably late every evening back into Brighton! lawmarsh
  • Score: 5

2:07pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Minion says...

The signalling equipment between three bridges and gatwick obviously needs upgrading as it seems to be failing at least once a week.
The signalling equipment between three bridges and gatwick obviously needs upgrading as it seems to be failing at least once a week. Minion
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

john newman says...

Absolutely disgraceful AGAIN. We need another line to London. One that works and does not close each weekend for repairs
Absolutely disgraceful AGAIN. We need another line to London. One that works and does not close each weekend for repairs john newman
  • Score: 2

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