South West Trains delays expected to last until Thursday after Waterloo derailment

Randall Padilla
August 16, 2017

It brought fresh woe to travellers who are already suffering as a result of the busy station's upgrade works, with 10 of the 25 platforms closed until August 24.

COMMUTERS are warned against travelling on the Waterloo line today after a train derailed yesterday morning.

Three people were checked over at the scene by medics after the "low-speed partial derailment", but none of them required hospital treatment.

South West Trains says due to an operational icnident, disruption is expected until the end of the day.

The London Fire Brigade said an "overheated compressor on a train" was to blame for the smoke - and although Holborn station has since reopened, severe delays remain.

"There is a fault with a set of points on one of the lines approaching London Waterloo".

The points failure is stopping SWT from using one of five lines into and out of the station, National Rail said.

Later at Waterloo derailed another train that caused delays in movement of trains.

A spokesperson for Network Rail has described the incident as "very minor", whilst a spokesperson for Great Northern has confirmed that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

It added: "South West Trains are advising not to travel into London at this time".

The South Eastern trains network is also experiencing signalling problems, which is affecting some services out of Kent.

Staff in high-vis overalls were gathered around the front of the train, the 5:13am service from Royston, and a cordon was in place.

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