South coast commuters face Portsmouth to Brighton delays

One of the new Class 707 trains at London Waterloo. Picture: South Western Railway PPP-180313-105841001

Delays on trains after track circuit failure

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Technical problems caused delays of up to an hour on rail services between Portsmouth and Brighton today.

Rush-hour commuters faced being 50 minutes late because of the snag.

A spokesman for the Southern rail company said: ‘Train services between Barnham and Chichester are being disrupted due to a train fault.

‘Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays of up to 50 minutes can be expected.’