Train delays: Disruption on Waterloo routes to carry on all day

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Delays at Waterloo will go on all day (Source: Getty)

There are delays on routes in and out of Waterloo station today, due to a speed restriction over defective track at Vauxhall.

The track issue means trains between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction may be delayed, cancelled or altered, and National Rail said it expects disruption will continue until the end of service.

"A speed restriction has been imposed near Vauxhall station on trains heading away from London, this is due to a defective section of track. Trains will therefore be delayed, and they may need to make alterations or cancellations in order to manage the overall service," said National Rail.

"Network Rail engineers have been on site and have assessed the issue and taken necessary steps to arrange for the rectification of the defective track. Due to the complex nature of the work to be completed and the need to block some lines whilst work is carried out, the fault will not be rectified until the evening of 8 March. As a result, disruption from the speed restriction will continue until the end of the day.

"To ease congestion during the evening peak, between 16:00 and 19:00 fewer trains than usual that leave London Waterloo will call at Queenstown Road."

This map shows the area affected by the disruption. Click to enlarge.

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