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All lines blocked after person hit by train between Three Bridges and Brighton

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A person has been hit by a train between Brighton and Three Bridges resulting in all lines being blocked.

Southern Rail says that trains running between these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

There are unconfirmed reports the incident happened around Haywards Heath.

The disruption is expected until 14:00.

Ticket acceptance is in place with the following services:

  • Mutual between Southern and Thameslink services via any reasonable route between Brighton and London
  • Metrobus on route 272 between Three Bridges, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Burgess Hill,Hassocks and Brighton, and route 271 / 273 between Crawley, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Brighton
  • Brighton and Hove Buses between Preston Park and Brighton
  • Southeastern services between Hastings and London
  • South Western Railway services between Portsmouth / Southampton and London Waterloo

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Gatwick Express suspended and Southern Rail severely disrupted after train derailment

After a low speed derailment of an engineering train in the London Victoria area both Gatwick and Southern Rail have announced cancellations and delays.

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At approximately 03:00 this morning of Tuesday, 9th July, an engineering train (operated on behalf of Network Rail) experienced a low-speed derailment at London Victoria.

The engineering train is obstructing a complex section of track on one of the busiest routes.

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Specialist recovery teams were dispatched to attend to the recovery.

Southern Rail say that once the recovery of the derailed engineering train has been completed, repairs to track damage will also be required until the line can be reopened.

Platforms 9 – 13 are currently blocked at London Victoria. In addition the “slow/stopping” lines are blocked between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

In order to minimise disruption, fewer trains are able to operate at this time to and from London Victoria, hence a severely reduced Southern and Gatwick Express service to and from this location.

They are also unable to get some trains out of the depot at Battersea meaning they are unable to form there passenger services, resulting in further cancellations.

Southern Rail say that due to the complexity of the issue, disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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