Wimbledon derailment: South West Railway train derails sparking delays and cancellations across the capital

A derailed train close to Wimbledon Station added to a morning of travel woe for rush hour commuters, with delays on severalmajor London transport routes.

A partial derailment of a South Western Railways train halted services between between London Waterloo and Wimbledon. One person has been injured.

Nine fire engines have been called to the scene - writes standard.co.uk.

Services are expected to be delayed and cancelled until the end of the day, a statement posted on Network Rail’s website said.

The train partially derailed just outside Wimbledon Station shortly before 6.30am on Monday.

Commuters took to Twitter to discuss the delays with many saying they had been stuck on carriages outside of the station for 20 minutes.

Others described police and emergency services flocking to the scene.

District Line services between Parsons Green and Wimbledon are also affected by the derailment.

Meanwhile, a signal failure at Barking sparked severe delays on the Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines while a track fault between Surrey Quays and Wandsworth Road left London Overground services partially suspended.

A statement posted on Network Rail’s website read: “There has been a low speed partial derailment between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction, causing disruption to trains between Wimbledon and London Waterloo.

“Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

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