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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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Crawley wanted man caught after replying to police on facebook

Louis Brown tried to hide from the police by hiding under a mattress.

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Louis Brown was caught by police after responding LOL on their facebook post

Police had posted on their facebook page his photo along with the reasons he was sought.

They said:

“He is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his bail conditions and believed to be in the Crawley area.”

But Brown thought is funny to respond to the post by putting “LOL” under it.

Crawley police though did have the last laugh after he was found hiding under a mattress at an address.

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