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Train derailment at London Victoria causes severe disruption

by LLB Reporter
9th Jul 19 11:01 am

The UK’s second busiest railway station is suffering with severe travel disruption, after an engineering train came of the tracks in a low speed derailment at 3am on Tuesday.

Southern trains are cancelled, diverted or delayed and the Gatwick Express has been suspended.

The derailed train is blocking lines to five platforms and the disruption is expected to continue for the day due to the complexity of removing the train.

A spokeswoman for Network Rail said, “We would like to apologise to passengers affected by ongoing disruption on Southern trains into London Victoria this morning owing to a derailed engineering train.

“We are working to remove the derailed vehicle as quickly as possible.

“Passengers are advised to travel later in the day if possible and avoid London Victoria and seek an alternative route via London Bridge or London Blackfriars as trains will be delayed, diverted or cancelled.

“Passengers should check the latest travel information via the National Rail Enquiries or Southern Rail websites.”

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