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TRAIN DERAILS: Major delays at Watford Junction following Storm Isha

 Published on: 21st January 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

An engineering train has derailed between Watford Junction and a London station, leading to delays that will last until at least the end of Monday, January 22.

Journeys via the London Overground and Southern rail services between the central Watford station and Clapham Junction will be either delayed or cancelled following the incident, which comes amidst the high winds caused by the arrival of Storm Isha.

It is currently unknown exactly where on the line the derailment took place, but it took place whilst planned engineering works were being carried out. Attempts are being made to re-rail the train, but there has been additional damage to points on the route and overhead wires that will require additional repair.

In a statement posted on the National Rail website, it reads: “An engineering train has derailed on the line between Watford Junction / Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction.

“Southern services that run between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction are suspended on Monday, January 22. (There is no planned service on Sundays).

“Ticket acceptance will be arranged tomorrow morning on alternatives transport routes, but please note that other operators that run through the area are likely to also be affected by this incident.”

 

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