Trains unable to call at Portsmouth Harbour due to points failure

A POINTS failure at Portsmouth Harbour means some services will be unable to call at the station.

Thursday, 1st August 2019, 9:13 am
Updated Thursday, 1st August 2019, 9:14 am
Southern train

Southern services will not serve Portsmouth Harbour today after two defects were identified within the set of points which directs trains to and from Platform 3 at Portsmouth Harbour.

It is hoped specialist technicians will be able to fix the problem overnight.

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This will affect trains in both directions which usually run between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour (via Horsham and Barnham), Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour, Littlehampton and Portsmouth Harbour .

These trains will instead terminate and start back from Fratton except for a couple of trains which have to start and terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea instead, for scheduling reasons.

Services which only run between Littlehampton and Portsmouth & Southsea will not be amended.

Southern tickets may be used on South Western Railway services between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour all day today.