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Major disruption to and from London Waterloo expected until the close of service.






Earlier today, a person was hit by a train between Wimbledon and Surbiton. All lines have now reopened, but journeys to and from London Waterloo may be delayed by up to 90 minutes. The lines were closed for approximately 2 hours while emergency services investigated. These lines are critical to the operation of the railway into and out of London Waterloo, and this incident has caused widespread disruption to the South West Trains network. Traincrew and stock is displaced and major congestion is currently disrupting services entering and departing London Waterloo.

Additionally, a train fault at Clapham Junction has resulted in the Windsor lines being closed until 18:30. This means that trains from London Waterloo to Reading, Windsor, Twickenham, Staines and Ascot are severely disrupted. You are strongly advised to find alternative travel options for your journey this evening.

Many services are starting away from London Waterloo. We advise you to travel to either Woking (for Portsmouth, Alton and Mainline Services) or Basingstoke (for West of England or Weymouth Services) where you can change trains to reach your destination.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

We apologise for the delay to your journey today.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use:

  • London Underground services between Wimbledon / Morden and central London and between London Waterloo and London Paddington
  • London Buses on any reasonable route
  • First Great Western services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids
  • Southern services between London Victoria and Epsom / Portsmouth
  • Thameslink services between central London and Wimbledon.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner


Routes Affected

All routes across the South West Trains network

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