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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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Two teenagers arrested after police helicopter chase across Crawley

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Police have made two arrests after a motorcyclist and passenger failed to stop for officers in Crawley.

The pair were followed and traced with the aid of a police helicopter.

The motorcycle sped away from officers seeking to make routine check on it in Brighton Road, Crawley, shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday (22 August).

It was followed through nearby streets before being abandoned in the Southgate area less than an hour later.

A man aged 18 and a boy aged 17 were arrested nearby on suspicion of dangerous driving and other driving offences, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

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