Rail chaos: how has your journey been today?

It has been commuter chaos for many rail users in the south as electrical supply problems in the Clapham Junction area have caused major disruption all day.

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And there is little joy for those travelling home this evening.

Southern say: “There is a very limited service into and out of Victoria and we are advising passengers to avoid Victoria and travel on different routes into and out of London.

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“Passengers can use the London Underground, London Bus, London Tramlink, South West Trains, Southeastern, and Thameslink services.

“Network Rail is in the process of repairing the damaged power supply rail and services will continue to be disrupted while this is taking place.

“We expect there to be disruption to services with delays, cancellations and short notice alterations for this evening’s peak as there will be trains and train crews out of place.”

Hundreds of passengers on the Brighton Mainline were delayed for up to five hours and some were escorted off trains and supplied with bottled water as they waited for news.

Were you stuck on a train? Have you had a nightmare day on the railway? Tell us your story in the comments section below.

Main Line East

London Victoria to Eastbourne/ Ore services will start/ terminate at Haywards Heath. Customers can use Thameslink services to Haywards Heath.

Main Line West

London Victoria to Littlehampton services will start from Haywards Heath.

Please use Thameslink services to Haywards Heath.

London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour/Littlehampton will start from Gatwick Airport or Three Bridges.

Customer for services west of Havant can use South West Trains services.

Got to the National Rail website to check live departure boards for stations.