Flooding at Worthing means eastbound services are unable to stop at the station

A commuter battles through the underpass at Worthing station. Picture: Mark Pawlak

The underpass of Worthing Station

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A FLOODED subway has shut Worthing station to all eastbound services.

The station bore the brunt of this morning's heavy rainfall as its underpass flooded, trapping people on platforms earlier.

Fire crews from Worthing helped pump water out of the underpass.

Southern Railway says services are unable to call at Worthing in the Hove direction until further notice.

Services from Littlehampton to London via Hove, Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton and Southampton to Brighton are affected in by the closure of two platforms at Worthing station.

This morning there were long delays as the network operators battled with flooding and electricity supply problems caused by lightning strikes.

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9:00am Mon 28 Jul 14

harveysfan says...

"Lightening" ?
"Lightening" ? harveysfan
  • Score: 10

9:48am Mon 28 Jul 14

spa301 says...

harveysfan wrote:
"Lightening" ?
Argus
[quote][p][bold]harveysfan[/bold] wrote: "Lightening" ?[/p][/quote]Argus spa301
  • Score: 1

11:58am Mon 28 Jul 14

MikeyA says...

harveysfan wrote:
"Lightening" ?
Well, it isn't as dark now!
[quote][p][bold]harveysfan[/bold] wrote: "Lightening" ?[/p][/quote]Well, it isn't as dark now! MikeyA
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

dingdong2 says...

You think they would invest in some simple lightning conductors on signalling boxes to avoid the whole train network grinding to a halt every time there is a lightning storm.
You think they would invest in some simple lightning conductors on signalling boxes to avoid the whole train network grinding to a halt every time there is a lightning storm. dingdong2
  • Score: 2

2:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

P.Dant says...

Extra electricity should make these trains on time,I`m thinking.
Extra electricity should make these trains on time,I`m thinking. P.Dant
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sussex jim says...

Last week I needed some building delivered into my back garden. I simply removed a fence panel along the side by the road in order to have the stuff craned off the truck. I then replaced the panel.
It seems that Notwork Rail are incapable of doing something similar on a temporary basis on the eastbound platform at Worthing.
Last week I needed some building delivered into my back garden. I simply removed a fence panel along the side by the road in order to have the stuff craned off the truck. I then replaced the panel. It seems that Notwork Rail are incapable of doing something similar on a temporary basis on the eastbound platform at Worthing. Sussex jim
  • Score: -2

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