Driver's satnav error leads to rail passengers facing long delays on line into Portsmouth

TRAINS between Brighton and Portsmouth have come to a halt due to a car being driven on to the train line.

Wednesday, 21st December 2016, 6:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
Police have been called to a car on a train line between Brighton and Portsmouth

A man reportedly took a wrong turn while following a satnav, turning left at a level crossing onto the train line at Yapton Lane, Arundel.

Police were called at 5.05pm and are currently helping remove the vehicle.

All trains have been stopped in the meantime.

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A spokesperson for West Sussex Constabulary said: ‘It appears that he has taken the satnav literally and went onto the track.

‘No-one has been injured and he is an elderly chap.

‘We hope to have the vehicle cleared soon.’