Reduced Thameslink train service to Wimbledon, Morden, Tooting, Sutton and Streatham due to flooding at Patcham Tunnel

Wimbledon Guardian: There will be two train per hour from Blackfriars towards Sutton and Sutton towards Blackfriars. There will be two train per hour from Blackfriars towards Sutton and Sutton towards Blackfriars.

Passengers on the Thameslink Wimbledon loop service have been warned of a reduced service today because of flooding and damage to signalling equipment in East Sussex.

First Capital Connect, the service operator, said a reduced service would be in place all day on Monday, February 17.

There will be two trains per hour from Blackfriars towards Sutton and Sutton towards Blackfriars.

It comes after flooding near Patcham Tunnel, on the Brighton line in East Sussex, which has caused damage to nearby signalling equipment.

The operator said: "Passengers are advised that Thameslink services will be very busy and that they should seek alternative routes where possible.

"Tickets are being accepted on TfL services and by other trains operators.

"We are working closely with Network Rail to resolve the issues that are affecting our services."
 

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12:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

The report does not explain how signals at Patcham affect services round the Wimbledon Loop.
The report does not explain how signals at Patcham affect services round the Wimbledon Loop. Michael Pantlin

3:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

alroutemaster says...

Probably because it doesn't, but FCC will use any excuse to explain their utterly appalling service......
Probably because it doesn't, but FCC will use any excuse to explain their utterly appalling service...... alroutemaster

4:01pm Mon 17 Feb 14

annon123 says...

alroutemaster wrote:
Probably because it doesn't, but FCC will use any excuse to explain their utterly appalling service......
Agree, the trains through Sutton and Wimbledon should not be affected, only the Brighton trains should be affected............
. but we are talking about the trains....... and when ever do they need a reason to be late, cancelled and overcrowded.......
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Probably because it doesn't, but FCC will use any excuse to explain their utterly appalling service......[/p][/quote]Agree, the trains through Sutton and Wimbledon should not be affected, only the Brighton trains should be affected............ . but we are talking about the trains....... and when ever do they need a reason to be late, cancelled and overcrowded....... annon123

6:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Daniel Dunican says...

to answer you questions FFC store their trains at Brighton depot and have staff based at Brighton so a lot of their trains and crew stuck that side of the flooding so they are unable to get the trains up to London. trains on the Wimbledon loop don't just go for A to B some of them will form different series at the other end.
to answer you questions FFC store their trains at Brighton depot and have staff based at Brighton so a lot of their trains and crew stuck that side of the flooding so they are unable to get the trains up to London. trains on the Wimbledon loop don't just go for A to B some of them will form different series at the other end. Daniel Dunican

11:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Andrew-R says...

The morning Wimbledon loop trains originate north of London, as when there have been depot problems in Bedford, our whole local service in SW London has collapsed. FCC doesn't seem to have any contingency plan to run a stand-alone loop service as we are peripheral to their core service. We need a more local service provider.
The morning Wimbledon loop trains originate north of London, as when there have been depot problems in Bedford, our whole local service in SW London has collapsed. FCC doesn't seem to have any contingency plan to run a stand-alone loop service as we are peripheral to their core service. We need a more local service provider. Andrew-R

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