Line snag hits trains from London to Portsmouth

PE PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA  RAILWAY STATION (FEATS) MRW 13/3/2013 ''One Friday morning at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station ''Sparkiling ! - carriages of South West Trains await their next journey ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (13722-3762) ENGPPP00320130331180712
PE PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA RAILWAY STATION (FEATS) MRW 13/3/2013 ''One Friday morning at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station ''Sparkiling ! - carriages of South West Trains await their next journey ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (13722-3762) ENGPPP00320130331180712
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A line defect caused delays on London to Portsmouth rail services today.

The problem between Guildford and Haslemere led to some services being diverted across to Eastleigh in order to continue to Portsmouth.

South West Trains said problems were expected to last until 11am.

A spokesman said: ‘Inspection teams have found a defect with a rail on the line between Guildford and Haslemere. At the moment trains are unable to run between Guildford and Haslemere in the Portsmouth direction. Trains towards London from Portsmouth are unaffected at this time.

Services may be diverted via Eastleigh, and we are working to source replacement transport as quickly as possible.

‘We’re sorry for the disruption to your journey this morning.’

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