Southern Rail Commuters Face Second Day Of Travel Hell With Victoria Station At A Standstill And The Tube In Chaos As Train Passengers Swelter In Heat


COMMUTERS are facing another day of misery with trains delayed or cancelled for a second hellish day.

Tens of thousands of passengers yesterday faced torturous journeys home after a system-wide signalling failure led to train chaos in London.

EPA Commuters, pictured yesterday at Victoria, continue to be affected by travel chaos sparked by a signalling problem Rush-hour chaos in Brighton as Southern Rail passengers told not to travel into London due to signal failure

Passengers have been advised to travel as normal today but are being warned services could be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

The disruption will last until at least 10am, with Thameslink services through Streatham also affected.

Victoria has been brought to a standstill as the signal failure causes a knock-on effect this morning with problems on the Gatwick Express.

Southern trains to and from the busy station have also been affected following the hangover from the signal failure.

PA:Press Association Commuters face a cramped wait on the platform at East Croydon yesterday

PA:Press Association Commuters on an overcrowded Thameslink service from Hassocks, West Sussex yesterday

The Tube has also been left in chaos with commuters left sweltering on what is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Transport for London confirmed there are severe delays on the Victoria Line due to a faulty train at Warren Street.

There are also minor delays on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines due to a signal failure at Baker Street and faulty train at Tottenham Court Road.

It comes after a hellish day for train passengers yesterday with some missing flights from Gatwick over the signalling fault in Streatham, South London.

�2018 Gustavo Valiente / i-Images There were huge crowds and delays at Victoria station and the underground yesterday

PA:Press Association Commuters were trapped on trains as engineers tried desperately to fix the signals

More than 200,000 commuters travel through London Victoria daily — while Southern Rail transports 620,000 people a day.

Kevin Liffey, 54, from East Finchley, London, was furious after he missed his sister’s funeral in Jersey.

He couldn’t get to Gatwick Airport in time despite forking out £90 on cab from Victoria.

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