Trains delayed between Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath with services affected between Brighton, Lewes and Three Bridges, says Southern Rail
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Southern made the announcement on X (formerly Twitter) that all lines were blocked at 4.45pm.
A spokesperson said: “A driver has reported that a traffic cone is on the line in the Wivelsfield area. This means that in order to safely retrieve the cone the power in the area must be switched off.”
At 4.55pm Southern said the cone had been removed. But they added: “Services have been delayed by up to 40 minutes so please allow extra time to complete your journey.”
Southern added that passengers can now use their tickets at no extra cost on alternative Gatwick Express or Thameslink services ‘via any reasonable route’.