Economy

Commuter chaos after London train 'shakes violently and derails' sparking delays

A South Western Railways - formerly South West Trains - commuter service from Basingstoke belonging to partially derailed as it left Wimbledon station at low speed just before 6am, the BBC reports.

Commuters into one of London's biggest transport hubs were bracing themselves for cancellations and delays this morning, after a train derailed in South West London.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day following the low-speed derailment, which happened near East Putney.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that one person suffered minor injuries in the incident.

While the derailment has also scuppered District Line services between Parsons Green and Wimbledon.

Hammersmith and City line: Severe delays due to signal failure at Barking.

Elsewhere, a power surge along the Northern Line of the London Underground saw services grind to a halt.

Kentish Town has since reopened.

London Overground: No service between Surrey Quays and Wandsworth Road due to a track fault at Wandsworth Road.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT awaits the facts behind the derailment this morning and our local reps are monitoring the situation on the ground".

District Line passengers can use their tickets on South Western Railway services via any reasonable route.

"That is the very issue that our members will be fighting over in their action this week".



Like this

Latest


06 November 2017
Leading vehicle makers team up to create EU EV charge network
The venture has drawn interest from energy specialists like ChargePoint and global conglomerates such as Siemens. These would be 120 km (75 miles) apart, and run in partnership with Tank & Rast, Circle K and OMV.

06 November 2017
New stills from 'Tiger Zinda Hai' make fans eager, trailer out tomorrow
Ali said that it was very important for the horse and Salman to get familiar with each other so that the portion is shot well. Salman in this movie is playing an Indian intelligence agent and opposite him will be leggy young lady Katrina Kaif .

06 November 2017
Mama bear: Kim celebrates Kris on her birthday
And after the two got to working out, Kim laid down her fitness goals saying, "I know I can get abs". Lawrence confessed that she just wanted to get a makeover from Kardashian and West.

06 November 2017
'It's not Important' - Conte Defends Mourinho Handshake Snub
Despite this, Chelsea still conceded just 0.9 goals per game with him in the team and go up to a further 1.2 goals per game when he is not there.

06 November 2017
Bono and Madonna named in Paradise Papers investigation
Bono has made no apologies for the previous revelations over his tax affairs. "And that's just one of our companies, by the way". While the private estate of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been accused of investing millions of pounds in offshore tax havens.

06 November 2017
Sara Ali Khan gets release date for Bollywood debut!
The director is planning to recreate the set in Mumbai , as they couldn't shoot at the real locations at the moment. Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan's film " Kedarnath " has been the talk of the town since its announcement.

06 November 2017
Cardinals ride Adrian Peterson's career day to rebound win
Fitzgerald also moved past Tim Brown into sixth place on the all-time list for yards receiving with 14,953 yards. Things got ugly late in the Arizona Cardinals' game vs. the San Francisco 49ers in the Bay Area on Sunday.

06 November 2017
Residents say airstrikes kill at least 14 civilians in northern Afghanistan
Khosh Bawar Nasratyar, a member of the local provincial council, said 13 people had been killed by US airstrikes in the district. Another council member, Saifullah Amiri, a provincial council member, put the number even higher, at 22 civilians dead.

06 November 2017
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) PT Raised to $41.00 at Canaccord Genuity
Ltd. now owns 4,040 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $146,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Intel Corporation by 111.8% during the second quarter.

06 November 2017
USC fends off second-half comeback to beat Arizona
USC followed up that drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Darnold to Steve Mitchell to give the Trojans a 21-3 lead. Tate had accuracy issues throwing today, and threw a costly pop fly interception with the Wildcats down by seven.



Recommended