Fallen tree at Waddon causes rail delays
Commuters experienced delays after a tree fell on the line at Waddon station this morning.
The Sutton to West Croydon route, on the Southern network, was affected from 6.25am, forcing people to wait up to 20 minutes for their trains.
Although the tree was removed from the track by 7.20am, the morning timetable was affected by the delay.
Further delays at Gipsy Hill due to a stopped train also affected Southern rail routes to and from London Victoria and London Bridge.
Tweeter Emily Brown posted to @SouthernRailUK: “08.28 to from Mitcham Eastfields to Sutton. I pay for this service everyday and its extremely unreliable!!”
Meanwhile Katie Prescott, business producer on BBC Radio 4’s today programme, also tweeted about the delays on Southern services.
She said: “@SouthernRailUK would be helpful if you let passengers know what’s going on and if there’s a chance of another train. ‘Delayed’ is unhelpful.”
Southern customers whose journey was delayed by 30 minutes or more can claim a 100 per cent ticket refund by visiting southernrailway.com/your-journey/delay-repay/.