High winds and signal problems hold up Brighton and Hove commuters

Posted On 08 Jun 2012 at 7:31 pm

Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade suffered delays coming home from both Victoria Station and London Bridge this evening (Friday 8 June).

A signal failure in the Battersea Park area – just outside Victoria – disrupted journeys and caused delays and cancellations.

Some commuters heading to Victoria on Southern and Gatwick Express trains this morning were affected by the same signalling problem.

Also this evening First Capital Connect passengers were held up on the Thameslink route from stations including Blackfriars and London Bridge.

The problems were caused by a tree falling on to overhead power lines in London in the high winds.

Gusts of more than 50mph battered Brighton and Hove earlier today.


  1. Lisaoutthere Reply

    Different day, different story. A new excuse every day as to why we are delayed or trains cancelled. Broken down trains, signalling problems, no driver, snow, leaves, etc. Today? The wrong kind of winds.

  2. Liam Willis Reply

    The signalling problems yesterday were caused by an umbrella which got trapped under the electrified rail and sent a current short through all the signalling equipment in the area, damaging several components which all had to be replaced and tested. I guess we commuters should learn to hold onto our brollies, I wish they could find the owner of that one and shove what’s left somewhere!!

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