Southern apologise after rail commuters face delays and cancellations

Southern Railway has apologised following major disruption at London Bridge this morning (Monday March 31).

Train delays.
Train delays.

Over-running engineering work and signalling problems led to services being delayed or cancelled this morning, affecting commuters across the Horsham district.

A statement on the Southern websites says: “We would like to apologise to passengers for the severe disruption caused by problems at London Bridge this morning.

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“While Network Rail successfully commissioned two new platforms as part of the Thameslink Programme, unfortunately shortly before 6.30 this morning the work resulted in major signalling and power problems, halving the number of platforms available for use during much of the morning peak.

“As a result Southern services were diverted, terminated short or cancelled.

“While Network Rail managed to restore two of the affected platforms, the remaining one is likely to be unavailable for the rest of today and passengers travelling through London Bridge will continue to experience delays.

“Network Rail hopes to rectify the problem overnight and allow us to run a normal service tomorrow morning. Passengers are, however, advised to check Southern’s website Southern’s website before travelling.