Disruption to South Western Railway services this evening

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Disruption to South Western Railway services this evening – a joint statement from Network Rail and South Western Railway

We would like to apologise to passengers for ongoing delays to services into and out of Waterloo today, and advise them to avoid travelling through Waterloo this evening if at all possible.
This is due to two lines being blocked after an electrical fire on the underside of a train carriage near Surbiton at 1420 this afternoon, which also caused a loss of power to the neighbouring line.
No one was injured in the incident, and the emergency services and Network Rail engineers were on site promptly to deal with the fire, remove passengers safely from the train and repair damage to the railway. Both lines have now reopened.

We once again apologise to passengers for the delays and ask them to check before they travel for the rest of the day as trains could be cancelled or services revised at short notice.

Customers whose train journeys have been delayed by 15 minutes or more can claim compensation through our Delay Repay compensation scheme. Details at southwesternrailway.com or any staffed South Western Railway station.