Signal failure leaves commuters stranded

A signal failure has caused commuter chaos this morning at Victoria Station.

Gatwick Express, Southern, and Thameslink routes have been suspended or significantly affected by the loss of signals on three different supplies around Streatham Common.

The failure was discovered last night, but had not been able to be alleviated by this morning, leaving hundreds of commuters marooned.

Reportedly working on the problems, Network Rail and Southern urged commuters simply “not to travel,” even on available transport options, which are overcrowded.

The delays are expected to last throughout the day, and could continue into tomorrow morning. In the meantime, buses are expected to be arranged to replace the failed rail service.

Olivia Gehrke

Olivia Gehrke is a journalist hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and currently studies journalism and philosophy at Boston University. She previously has done editorial work for Boston Magazine, Boston Hassle, Boston University News Service, and WTBU. A music enthusiast, Olivia hosts No Problem, her radio show on WTBU featuring Boston-based independent artists, and is the Promotions Director for the station, as well. When not at a gig, Olivia enjoys writing music of her own and playing guitar in her band. You can find her on Twitter @oggehrke