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Major disruption after train breaks down at Aldershot

South Western Railway

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 8:24am 1st February 2018. (Updated at 1:39pm 1st February 2018)

Rail services in parts of Surrey and Hampshire are delayed or cancelled - after a train broke down at Aldershot.

It happened during the morning rush between Aldershot and Ash Vale.

Affected services include Alton to Waterloo, Farnham to Waterloo and Guildford to Ascot.

All lines have reopened and services are returning to normal but South Western Railway says disruption is expected until 3:30pm this afternoon.

It said: "A train developed a fault on approach to Ash Vale and blocked the Ascot/London bound line for some time.

"Technicians worked hard to rectify the fault, and have been able to get the affected train on the move to get it clear of the line.

"This must be done at a slow speed and therefore the line will remain blocked until further notice." 

You can use your tickets at no extra charge on the following alternative routes:

  • Guildford and Farnborough North with Great Western Railway
  • Train tickets from Alton, Bentley, Farnham and Aldershot will be valid on trains departing from Basingstoke, Fleet, and Farnborough.
  • Tickets are accepted on local bus routes Stagecoach bus routes number 65 between Alton and Guildford, number 1 between Alershot and Camberley, and 'The Kite' between Aldershot and Guildford.

South Western Railway says it is working to arrange replacement road transport on the following routes:

  • Alton – Farnham – Aldershot – Ash Vale – Farnborough Main
  • Guildford – Ash – Aldershot – Ash Vale – Frimley – Camberley – Bagshot – Ascot

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