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Buses replacing trains between Three Bridges and Horsham till midday after power failure

An electricity supply failure this morning has meant no trains are able to run between the stations.

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A bus replacement service has been set up.

Southern Rail say that some of the services between Horsham and London,
(Particularly services from Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour), dependant on driver route knowledge will be diverted via Epsom and Dorking.

The fault came from a power supply failure to the electrical third rail at Three Bridges which prevented services from operating through platforms 1 and 2.

Southern say that engineers have now successfully replaced the faulty component but other issues in stabilising the power supply have arisen.

Ticket acceptance:

  • Mutual Ticket Acceptance between Thameslink and Southern between Three Bridges / Horsham and London
  • Mutual Ticket Acceptance between Thameslink and Great Northern services between Peterborough and London
  • METROBUS services between Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges and Horsham
  • South West Railway between Portsmouth/Southampton Central and London Waterloo
  • Great Western Railway services between Reigate and Gatwick Airport
  • Stagecoach Buses 700 buses between West Worthing and Brighton
  • Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton, Preston Park / Shoreham-by-Sea
  • London Underground services via any reasonable route
  • London Buses between Redhill and Central London
  • London Tramlink between East Croydon and Wimbledon
  • LNER services between London and Peterborough

Normal service is not expected to resume till midday 18/01/2019

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Appalling dog attack in Tilgate Park, Crawley

Dog left with ear half ripped off.

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At around 12pm on Tuesday 16th of April an off-the -eash dog, reportedly a Dalmatian, was seen attacking another dog in Tilgate Park.

The owner of Ollie, the dog being attacked, had to intervene and physically drag the Dalmatian off.

According to the owner the lady in charge of the Dalmatian allegedly did nothing but shout its name.

She then apparently said:

‘I’m a professional dog walker, I know what I’m doing’ before walking off with the aggressive dog still off the leash.

Ollie was left with gushing blood from his ear which was half ripped off and his shaken owner rushed him to the vet for emergency treatment.

Ollie is now recovering from the attack.

The police were notified but as there was no information on who the lady was, no further action could be taken.

A Facebook appeal for information was started by Tilgate Councillor Francis Guidera the following morning and someone has already come forward with information which may be very helpful and will be passed on to the police.

Ollie’s owners, as if the distress of this experience wasn’t enough, were left with a £1000 bill leaving them with a sizeable excess to pay for the treatment which is ongoing due to the severity of poor Ollie’s injury.

Cllr Guidera said:

“I am absolutely disgusted by this. We have a dog and I can only imagine how distressing this must have been for Ollie and for his owners. Dogs are treated as part of the family and responsible dog walkers are very welcome in Tilgate Park. Irresponsible dog walkers, however, are absolutely not. If someone cannot control a dog, why on earth would they let it off the leash in what is likely the most popular public park in Sussex?”

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