Train “derailed” at Brighton leaves railway services at a standstill

Delays to and from Eastbourne Railway Station
Delays to and from Eastbourne Railway Station

A train which “derailed” at Brighton Railway Station this afternoon (April 15) has left train services at a standstill.

There is also a signalling problem at Cooden Beach, causing problems between Eastbourne and Hastings.

A number of services to and from Eastbourne are delayed because of the incidents.

Southern Rail said, “Due to an empty train derailing between the depot and Brighton station train services are currently at a stand in the Brighton area.”

Network Rail released a statement, and said, “An empty train derailed at low speed as it left a depot near Brighton station shortly before 2pm today. As a result of the derailment, no trains have been able to run in or out of the station since then.

“Efforts are being made to begin services as soon as possible and Network Rail and operators Southern and Thameslink will update passengers on progress.

“The cause of the derailment is under investigation.”

Rail tickets are being accepted by Brighton and Hove buses to Newhaven and Eastbourne (Route 12).

The signalling problem between Eastbourne and Hastings is also causing delays of up to 25 minutes.

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