Tens of hundreds of London commuters left stranded and advised to not journey amid rail chaos

Tens of thousands of London commuters left stranded and told not to travel amid rail chaos

Tens of hundreds of passengers on a number of the busiest rail routes within the nation have been warned to not journey on Monday morning due to over-running engineering works.

No South Western Railway trains have been operating between Surbiton and London Waterloo – the UK’s busiest railway station.

It’s the newest disruption to hit SWR following a spate of issues involving sign and factors failures.

A protracted-running dispute over the function of guards on trains has additionally crippled companies due to strikes.

Monday morning’s chaos was attributable to delays within the tracks being “handed again” to South Western Railway by Community Rail engineers, based on the prepare operator. 

A Community Rail spokesman advised The Telegraph this delay was because of “tamping” – the method of realigning the tracks – having to be pushed again due to a broken rail. 

Amongst these caught within the distress was Labour MP for Tooting Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, who stated academics and nurses weren’t in a position to get to work. 

She advised The Telegraph: “Tens of hundreds of commuters depend on the South Western Railway service day-after-day. To cancel lots of of trains and advise folks to “not journey” is solely not ok. 

“Whereas some employers can be sympathetic, there are important companies which depend upon folks attending to work. Key NHS workers won’t be able to get to clinics and hospitals and academics can be late for varsity – the knock on results ripple far past the station limitations. 

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