Emergency engineering works cause train delays for commuters across South West London


Passengers angry after the work at Wimbledon station caused disruption during rush hour.


By SWLondoner staff

Commuters across South West London faced travel chaos this morning as emergency engineering works caused train delays and cancellations.

The work taking place at Wimbledon train station caused disruption to all South West London train services in and out of London Waterloo.

Passengers travelling to or from Waterloo from stations including Epsom, Ashstead, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield and Clapham Junction were all affected.

Angry travellers took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

“Why don’t they just get rid of Wimbledon station, there’s always something delaying trains! Broken rail, someone jumps…#trainproblems,” said @AmberFaye22.

“Good job I left early this morning. It’s all going wrong at Wimbledon Station,” tweeted @Bennew05.

Engineers are currently on site however South West Trains could not say when services would return to normal.

A spokesperson for the South West Trains Network Rail Alliance said: “Train services through Wimbledon are currently being disrupted due to emergency engineering work taking place in the area.

“Train services are continuing to run but are subject to delay.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers.”

The following service alterations are also in place:

• A train shuttle is running between Hampton Court and Surbiton until further notice. Customers travelling to London Waterloo will need to change trains at Surbiton.

• A train shuttle is running between Shepperton and Kingston until further notice. Customers travelling to London Waterloo will need to change trains at Kingston.

• Services to and from Exeter/Yeovil/Salisburywill terminate at Basingstoke. Passengers should connect with alternative services at Basingstoke.

• Services to and from Dorking are cancelled until further notice. Passengers travelling on this route can use Southern services between Dorking and Clapham Junction/London Victoria until further notice

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