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Commuters warned to avoid London Victoria due to line-side fires

by LLB Reporter
7th Aug 19 9:37 am

Commuters are facing major disruptions this morning after three line-side fires near Battersea Park has affected train services to London Victoria and the Gatwick Express is suspended.

Southern Rail has advised passengers there will be delays of up to 60 minutes and cancellations. The rail operator is expecting the disruption to last until 2.30pm.

National Rail are advising passengers to avoid travelling to or from Clapham Junction.

National Rail said, They said: “In the early hours of this morning Southern received reports from a driver on a passing train of a line side fire between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

“Emergency services and Network Rail assistance was requested, Network Rail Quick Response team arrived on site at approximately 5.50am, after carrying out initial investigation they have requested a full block of all 4 running lines and a emergency power switch off.

“Emergency services arrived on site shortly after 6am and were dealing with the situation. As of 7.51am all 4 lines have been reopened and services will begin to run through the affected area.”

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