Commuters face Monday morning travel disruptions

Southern Railway passengers face delays of up to 60 minutes
Southern Railway passengers face delays of up to 60 minutes

TRAVEL: Delays due to broken down vehicle on A27

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COMMUTERS are facing delays on transport networks across the Portsmouth area this morning.

Flooding on train lines between Billingshurst and Littlehaven have led to bus replacement services running between Barnham and Three Bridges via Horsham on the London Victoria line.

This will add up to 60 minutes on to journeys.

Southern Railways says passengers can use Metrobus services from Horsham to Gatwick Airport and South West Trains services on ‘any reasonable route’.

South West Trains also reports delays between Cosham and Southampton Central and Eastleigh. There is flooding in the Botley and Hamble areas, meaning there are delays of up to 15 minutes.

Hover Travel, which connects Southsea and Ryde, was suspended because of the weather conditions shortly before 8.30am.

First Hampshire has also announced parts of bus route eight will not be served because of flooding.

A statement released by the company said: ‘White Dirt Lane in Clanfield is closed due to flooding at this moment in time and we are unable serve the area. We will update when the road is re-opened. Sorry for any inconvenience.’

On the roads, an accident westbound on the M275 junction which had blocked the middle lane has now been cleared to the hard shoulder. However, there are delays of 15 minutes to the A3 (M).

There are also delays on the B3334 northbound between Stubbington and Titchfield due to localised flooding near the Bridge Street junction. Delays of around 15 minutes are currently being experienced.

Flooding has been reported in Wallington Shore Road in Fareham at the East Hill Close junction.