Train derails after crash at London Waterloo station causing travel CHAOS

Francis Osborne
August 18, 2017

A statement issued by Network Rail said: "South West Trains and Network Rail are now advising passengers not to travel to and from Waterloo today or tomorrow (Wednesday) after a passenger train struck a stationary barrier train at very low speed and became partially derailed at 5.40am this morning".

Three people were checked over by paramedics at the scene but none needed hospital treatment.

"This reduction in available platforms means that some services may need to terminate before London Waterloo and some services may start away from London Waterloo", they added.

"There's going to be major delays when I come home too".

Commuters are warned to use alternative routes during their commute on Tuesday evening as stations and trains will be very busy.

"Engineers have worked overnight, however a further issue was identified and this caused delays to services using platforms 11 and 12".

One passenger, named Bill, told HuffPost UK that the derailed train "appeared to have gone into a train used for the Waterloo works".

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An investigation into the "low speed, partial derailment" will now take place to establish what happened.

A SWT spokesman stated: "Trains are now unable to use platforms 1 to 13 at London Waterloo".

A South West train is believed to have hit a freight train and left the rails on one side.

The ongoing redevelopment, which began on August 5 and is scheduled to end on August 28, has already resulted in 75 per cent fewer trains.

Meanwhile Uber has surged its prices by almost 400 per cent as people are forced to take cabs, according to some on Twitter.

The partially derailed train blocked three platforms, according to Network Rail spokesman Chris Denham.

Transport for London also advised commuters to avoid Waterloo at all costs.

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