Lightning strike causes major disruption for South West Train passengers

First published in Winchester
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TRAIN passengers face major disruption travelling to and from London after lightning struck the tracks at Surbiton.

South West Trains announced the bolt of lightning had caused signalling problems interrupting services across the whole of the South-West network.

Several services have been cancelled completely only operating alternative bus services for the thousands of Friday night commuters.

London-bound trains from Weymouth are only calling at Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham. Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Basingstoke that normally leave London Waterloo at nine minutes past the hour will now depart at 20 minutes past each hour and will not call at Farnborough Main or Fleet.

Passengers will need to make alternative arrangements to reach these locations.

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