Expect travel chaos as South Western Railway hit by signal failure


Rail commuters are set to face rush hour chaos today as South Western Railway (SWR) has been hit by a major signal failure.

The company said in a message to passengers: “Due to a major fault with Network Rail signalling systems between Woking and Surbiton, trains are unable to run on this line through to London Waterloo. We are advising all passengers who travel on the mainline (services from Weymouth, West of England, Portsmouth) and suburban (from Guildford to Waterloo) services that run through these stations, not to travel and to check for updates.”

Network Rail added the fault is so severe that trains were “unable to run this line through to Waterloo”. While the repairing work is on, it is not known how long it can take.