NEWS: Train derails outside London Waterloo station

A train leaving London Waterloo station was partially derailed at 5:40AM this morning.

Three people out of the 23 passengers were checked over by the London Ambulance Service but nobody badly hurt. This occurred when the train was leaving Waterloo at a low speed. The train hit a barrier train, which separated communal trains and rails that were being engineered on.

Trains are unable to access 13 of the station’s 24 platforms as 10 were already closed owing to engineering works to enlarge its capacity. These works are in place to enable longer trains with a increased 30% capacity on them. Extremely limited services to Waterloo are currently in place, with widespread queuing reported.

The following measures are in place:

  • London Waterloo via Brentford and Twickenham (CANCELLED)
  • London Waterloo via Twickenham and Brentford (CANCELLED)

Other changes to services:

  • Exeter St Davids – London Waterloo will terminate at Reading (ADJUSTMENT)
  • London Waterloo – Exeter St Davids will start from Reading (ADJUSTMENT)

Queuing systems are in place at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Surbiton, Esher, Woking, Wandsworth Town and Putney.
If you are looking to use or commute to London Waterloo, you are advised to avoid the station if necessary. Since London has a great tube/ bus system, I would advise getting a train to the capital and getting transportation to your desired area. This way you will avoid delays. Same news projected for tomorrow (August 16th) so prepare accordingly.


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