Storm Imogen means Brighton and Hove commuters face rush hour train cancellations

Posted On 08 Feb 2016 at 7:05 pm

Several rush-hour trains have been cancelled and others delayed as commuters struggle to make it home to Brighton and Hove this evening (Monday 8 February).

Thameslink suspended services between London Bridge and Brighton.

The disruption has been blamed on Storm Imogen, with a tree being blown down on the main line. Level crossing problems at Ford also led to delays on Southern services.

Southern said: “Strong winds have now passed over our route today.

“Speed restrictions are now withdrawn and trains are now able to run at their normal speed.

“At present services are being delayed by up to 20 minutes across the network due to earlier speed restrictions.”

The online live departure boards told a different story, with a number of cancellations throughout the late afternoon and early evening.

And on Twitter the train company said that there were still delays as a result of the line being blocked between Haywards Heath and Three Bridges earlier this afternoon by the fallen tree.

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  1. Dav Reply

    Christ call that a tree. Could have chucked that off and problem solved. These guys are muppets not fit to run a fairground train ride.

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