Hundreds of thousands of commuters’ journeys into Waterloo station have been disrupted this morning.
The vast majority of trains serving London Waterloo are electric. One diesel train did manage to arrive from Salisbury just after 7am this morning – with thousands of commuters squeezed on board. It departed for Exeter 10 minutes later.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We apologise to passengers for the disruption to services across the South Western network this morning owing to a possession overrun.
“Disruption, including severe delays and cancellations, will last until the afternoon.”
As trains and train crew are in the wrong locations for their planned operations, services are unlikely to be back to normal until the start of the afternoon rush.