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Southern and Gatwick Express services disrupted into London as train fault at Clapham Junction continues



A fault with a train at Clapham Junction this morning is causing problems with trains running through the station.

Both Southern and Gatwick Express services are being affected and Southern says that some trains could be cancelled or delayed as a result.

The problem is at Platform 13 at Clapham Junction which is currently closed and trains are now having to use Platform 15 instead.

Initially the fault was only affecting southbound trains but now the issue is also affecting the northbound trains as congestion builds.

The following routes have been affected for Southern customers:

Southern mainline routes towards East Croydon, Redhill/Reigate, Horsham, Brighton, Littlehampton and Eastbourne/hastings/Ore.

Gatwick Express services towards Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Customers are asked to use Thamesline services instead which Southern say will be at no extra cost.

Southern say the disruption could continue till 11am.


Disruption on trains between Three Bridges & Brighton as fallen trees block lines



Two separate incidents are causing delays this morning on lines running from Three Bridges to Brighton.

The first is around the Balcombe Tunnel area where a tree fell earlier.

Network Rail have managed to clear the tree, and services are on the move. Delays of up to 30 minutes can still be expected to services

The second is around Kingswood which affects services to Tattenham.

This is the most recent report, and Network Rail are heading to site now to assess the work required.

Services from Tattenham towards Purley can run. Trains towards Tattenham will not however.

Delays or cancellations are expected up till 8am.

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