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10 Jul 2019 | 04:21 AM UTC

UK: Rail service at London Victoria to return to normal July 10 /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Service at London Victoria station is expected to return to normal on July 10 following train derailment on July 9; possible disruptions during morning hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2019, 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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Event

Southern Rail officials expect service at London Victoria station to return to normal on Wednesday, July 10, after an earlier train derailment. Some service disruptions, including delays, diversion, or cancelations, are possible until 06:00 (local time) on Wednesday. Southern Rail is advising passengers to confirm the status of their train prior to leaving for the station. Gatwick Express service to Gatwick Airport (LGW) has also resumed but may also be subject to early morning disruptions. Increased demands for alternative modes of transportation and crowded conditions on other rail lines are possible in the coming hours.

Context

Rail service was suspended at London Victoria on Tuesday, July 9, after an engineering train was involved in a low-speed derailment near the station around 03:00. Recovery teams were able to move the train by 18:05 on Tuesday and conduct necessary repairs.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to confirm the status of their train before leaving for the station.

 

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