West Sussex railway incident: Emergency services called
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Southern Rail reported just after 3.40pm that emergency services were ‘dealing with an incident’ between Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing.
Its post on Twitter added: “We are currently unable to run services on the line towards Worthing.”
In an update less than ten minutes later, Southern wrote: “The line has reopened.
“You can continue to use your normal route but please check before you travel as you may need to allow up to an extra 20 minutes to complete your journey.”
According to Network Rail, the incident was affecting routes between Portsmouth & Southsea / West Worthing / Southampton Central and Brighton, and also between Littlehampton and London Victoria
A spokesperson said: “Lines have now reopened following emergency services dealing with an incident between Worthing and Brighton.
"Emergency services have been dealing with an incident in the Lancing area. Trains were at a stand for a brief period, but are now starting to move again through the area.”
Disruption is expected until 4.30pm, Network Rail said, adding: “You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim."