By Tim Ridgway
Commuters faced delays of up to an hour this morning (Thursday 22 May) on the Brighton to London main line after reports of a faulty track.
Maintenance crews were called to carry out emergency works between Hassocks and Preston Park at about 9.30am.
Rail operators said that the works, which meant that trains to slow while passing through Clayton Tunnel, had resulted in 20-minute delays while some services had been cancelled.
However, some passengers said that they were actually delayed by an hour.
According to a message on the National Rail website: “Emergency engineering works near Hassocks are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Brighton and Haywards Heath.”
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