Train services resume after trespasser blocks tracks outside Wimbledon Station

A man has been arrested after trespassing on the tracks near Wimbledon Station this morning.

At just after 9.30am nearly all trains going in and out of Wimbledon were delayed as police tried to catch the trespasser.

A South West Trains spokesperson said: “A trespasser was on the railway line for approximately 20 minutes and was removed by emergency services.

“All train traffic was stopped in the area and power turned off to allow for the safe removal of the trespasser.

“This resulted in trains coming into our main terminus Waterloo queuing up behind one another and has led to major disruption.

“We are now working to get trains back to normal.”

Trains service between London and Dorkington and Shepperton were re-routed or cancelled earlier in the day but normal services have now resumed.

Featured image courtesy of Matt Brown, with thanks

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