Fire delays South West Trains’ services

PUBLISHED: 08:42 05 May 2016 | UPDATED: 18:46 05 May 2016




Trains services to London are being delayed as a result of a fire near Vauxhall

South West Trains has announced that it expects its services to be delayed until the end of the day as a result of a fire next to the track.

In a statement on its website, it said: “At around 3am, a major fire was reported at Vauxhall near to the line through platforms three and four.

“Vauxhall station is partially closed to enable emergency service and our response staff to respond and deal with the fire.

“We are unable to use five out of eight main lines due to the fire at Vauxhall and will be running a very limited service until all lines are reopened.”

The statement to passengers went on to say: “You may use your tickets on Great Western Railway via any reasonable route, Southern Railway between Dorking/Epsom/Clapham Junction and London Victoria, London Buses on all reasonable routes, London Underground, Overground and Tramlink on all reasonable routes, Govia Thameslink services, Cross Country services on all reasonable routes.

“We are trying to source road replacement transport and will provide details when we have confirmation that they are in operation.

“Please be aware that stations will be busier than normal and you are strongly advise to check our website before your travel and use alternative routes to travel into London stations as we are currently running a very reduced service this morning.

“We will update you throughout the morning with the progress we are making to rectify the damage caused by this fire.

“We are sorry for any delay to your journey today.”

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