Many First Capital Connect trains cancelled due to line problem

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Commuters are experiencing travel problems this morning due to a line fault which is affecting First Capital Connect services.

Overhead wire problems are causing disruption at Hendon, and this is having a knock on effect for trains on the Wimbledon loop – running through Streatham, Wimbledon and Sutton.

It is not yet known when the problem will be resolved but it is thought it will not be until at least 1pm.

Delays to journeys of up to 60 minutes can be expected with many trains cancelled.

And flooding is causing problems for passengers travelling through East Croydon station.

The flooding is in the Balcombe tunnel and is having a knock on effect for people going into central London.

 

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11:16am Fri 17 Jan 14

squired says...

These days it would be easier to report when the trains are actually running on time. The last few months of commuting into London have been unbearable for most of the people I know that make the journey.
These days it would be easier to report when the trains are actually running on time. The last few months of commuting into London have been unbearable for most of the people I know that make the journey. squired

12:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Marie from Sutton says...

Yes, but they have shiny trains and have won an award for it.
Yes, but they have shiny trains and have won an award for it. Marie from Sutton

12:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

suttondad says...

its only southern that have the shiny trains, the FCC units are disgraceful, have not known it so bad, the issues on the network are getting worse and the customer service attitude gets even worse, anyway, I need a train so I'm off to play with the shiny chinese ones.
its only southern that have the shiny trains, the FCC units are disgraceful, have not known it so bad, the issues on the network are getting worse and the customer service attitude gets even worse, anyway, I need a train so I'm off to play with the shiny chinese ones. suttondad

3:58pm Fri 17 Jan 14

alphabeti says...

There was a proposal about a year ago to run trains on the Sutton loop every 15 minutes and terminate at Blackfriars. The ability to handle 8 train movements per hour through Wimbledon is doubtful given they have trouble with 4. At least it would reduce the risk of disruption from network issues miles away on the other side of London. So maybe it needs a rethink...
There was a proposal about a year ago to run trains on the Sutton loop every 15 minutes and terminate at Blackfriars. The ability to handle 8 train movements per hour through Wimbledon is doubtful given they have trouble with 4. At least it would reduce the risk of disruption from network issues miles away on the other side of London. So maybe it needs a rethink... alphabeti

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