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South Western Railway passengers face delays and cancellations across network

The company said train services running across the whole of its network may be cancelled, delayed or revised until the end of the day.

Rail services on some of the country’s busiest routes were disrupted on Sunday because of a series of incidents.

South Western Railway warned passengers that train services running across the whole of its network may be cancelled, delayed or revised until the end of the day.

A damaged cable between Putney and Clapham Junction in South London blocked one of the lines, a speed restriction over a defective track at Wimbledon meant trains had to run at 5mph on one of the lines heading away from London, a points failure near Basingstoke delayed trains, a signal failure at Frimley in Surrey meant trains had to stop and seek verbal permission to pass through when heading towards Guildford, and a freight train awaiting a member of crew at Raynes Park temporarily blocked one of the lines towards London.

The incidents, together with planned engineering outside Waterloo station in London, have had a “significant” impact on services, the company said.

A message to passengers said: “Trains are delayed across the network, and some may be altered or cancelled in order to reduce congestion.”

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