Portsmouth-bound trains cancelled after signalling failure

There are delays to Portsmouth-bound trains this morning

There are delays to Portsmouth-bound trains this morning

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SIGNALLING problems are causing delays to train passengers this morning.

South West Trains said a signalling problems has cancelled two services – the 6.18am Winchester to Portsmouth Harbour, which was due to arrive at 7.17am and the 7.02am Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, which was due in at 7.51am.

The fault appears to be from the Eastleigh area and some trains may be cancelled at short notice or diverted through Fareham.

This is likely to go on until 11am.

A South West Trains statement said: ‘A signalling problem has blocked the lines in the Eastleigh area.

‘Staff are investigating the problem and we will keep you informed.

‘Until the line can be re-opened, services may be diverted via Fareham or cancelled at short notice.

‘Lines of route affected are Southampton to Winchester in both directions, Eastleigh to Hedge End in both directions and Romsey to Eastleigh in both directions.

‘We are currently in the process of arranging alternative road transportation, and are endeavouring to have something in place as quickly as possible.

‘We are very sorry for the disruption to your journey today.’

To find out more visit southwesttrains.co.uk

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