Derailed Brighton train removed

Posted On 16 Apr 2015 at 12:49 pm

The derailed train at Brighton Station which has caused almost 24 hours’ worth of delays has finally been removed.

Engineers work on the train last night. Picture from Network Rail

Engineers work on the train last night. Picture from Network Rail

An investigation is still ongoing, although a Southern Rail spokesman said it appears the cause was driver error.

Network Rail has now handed back the line to train operators so services can begin to get back to normal, which is expected to take until 3pm.

However, a person struck by a train at Battersea Park means all services to London Victoria are facing fresh delays.

Click here for more information on how Southern services are affected. 


The train came off the tracks at about 2pm yesterday, stopping services entirely for almost two hours and severely disrupting them for the rest of the day and this morning.

The angle the train was at and the height of the conductor rail height prevented engineers from removing it last night.

Anyone who faced significant delays is able to claim compensation – click here for more.

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