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Disruption at London’s Waterloo station ahead of strike

SWR said it expects to run around 60% of its services during the industrial action.

Rail services into the country’s busiest station were disrupted for a second day ahead of a strike by guards which will lead to hundreds of trains being cancelled.

South Western Railway (SWR) services to and from London Waterloo were hit by a series of problems, including a broken down train at Woking, passenger alarms being activated on-board trains at Clapham Junction, and a passenger requiring medical assistance on a train at Wimbledon.

There was also a knock-on effect following a partial derailment of a train at Wimbledon on Monday.

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Queuing systems were put in place at Wimbledon, and there was no London Underground District Line from the station.

SWR is one of five railway operators facing a strike on Wednesday by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union in disputes over the role of guards.

SWR said it expects to run around 60% of its services during the industrial action.

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