Network Rail warns passengers to avoid South Western main line after major fault

Thousands of rail passengers have experienced severe delays after a major signalling fault on the South Western main line.

The operator’s services were already being disrupted by the second day of a five-day walkout by RMT union members when the fault occurred between Woking and Surbiton.

Many trains were unable to run through to London Waterloo, while some services were cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected until 4pm.

Services between Salisbury and Waterloo will start and terminate at Basingstoke and trains are not calling at Walton-on-Thames, Esher or Hersham.

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Source: Sky News