Broken down train causes delays

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A broken down train caused delays for commuters across the south coast today.

The train was left stranded near Faygate in Sussex, causing delays of up to 60 minutes between Horsham and Gatwick Airport, with disruption expected to last until at least 8.30am.

It is affecting routes between Horsham, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Portsmouth Harbour and London Victoria also between Southampton, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and London Bridge.

Passengers can use their tickets on Metrobus between Horsham and Three Bridges and follow the incident using the hashtag #Faygate

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There is also a revised service this week on Southern services between Littlehampton and Hove, Littlehampton and Havant and between Littlehampton and Bognor Regis due to engineering works.

Works are taking place from Monday until Friday, so trains via Littlehampton may run to a revised timetable or may be diverted or cancelled.

On the roads, there are the usual delays on the B2222 Lyons Way Broadwater, Worthing and the A27 Chichester bypass.

Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on the A285 Westhampnett Road at Church Road, and Clay Lane at Salthill Road Fishbourne, have been causing delays through Chichester.

Temporary lights and telecoms work is also delaying motorists on the A280 Long Furlong at Coldharbour Lane, Patching, and the A259 Brighton Road at Chester Avenue, South Lancing.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for journeys at peak times.