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09 Jul 2019 | 07:53 AM UTC

UK: Rail disruptions at London Victoria July 9

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Significant rail disruptions ongoing at London Victoria station on July 9 after train derailment; Gatwick Express service suspended

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London, London Victoria station, Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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Rail service disruptions are ongoing at London Victoria station as of 08:30 (local time) on Tuesday, July 9, after a low-speed derailment occurred between Victoria and Clapham Junction. Southern Rail has suspended service to stations at Epsom Downs, Banstead, Belmont, and Battersea Park as recovery teams are responding to the incident. Gatwick Express service to Gatwick Airport (LGW) has also been suspended until further notice. Passengers are being advised to travel via London Bridge or London Blackfriars due to anticipated delays, diversions, and cancelations. According to Southern Rail, the disruptions are expected to last through Tuesday. Increased demands for alternative modes of transportation and crowded conditions on other rail lines are expected, particularly during peak hours.


Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, allow additional time to travel, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate crowded conditions and increased demand for alternative modes of transportation.


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