Partial derailment causes further delays for passengers at Waterloo

16 August, 2017, 15:59 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • Disruption is expected to last until 1pm

Passengers have been advised to avoid London Waterloo station all day after a train derailed outside the station.

"Major disruption" between Waterloo and Vauxhall is now expected until the end of the day - with the train operator urging commuters not to travel into the capital.

London Ambulanceā€ Service said it had checked over three people, adding: "Thankfully they did not need to go to hospital".

SWT issued a statement saying: "An earlier points failure and an unrelated low speed, partial derailment has caused extensive disruption to services' this morning".

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London Waterloo is now undergoing a major upgrade, with platforms 1-10 closed due to the building work until 28th August.

Disruption is expected all day, it said.

Numerous trains running have been cancelled or are are stopping or starting short of the station, the rail operator said.

London Waterloo is now undergoing multi-million-pound expansion work to increase capacity.

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One passenger, named Bill, told HuffPost UK that the derailed train "appeared to have gone into a train used for the Waterloo works".

Inquiries are under way to establish why the accident there and another at King's Cross happened, the British Transport Police and Network Rail said.

A very limited service is now running to and from Waterloo, which is expected for the rest of today.

A number of platforms are closed.

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Advice on the South West Trains website reads: "There is a fault with a set of points on one of the lines approaching London Waterloo".

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