A train derailment at Victoria station this morning has left commuters scratching their heads this morning.

In a statement posted on the National Rail website it said that as a result of the low speed incident, fewer trains are able to run.

"Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled, delayed or diverted London Bridge. Belmont, Banstead, Epsom Downs and Battersea Park will not be served.

"Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

"There will be a severely reduced and disrupted service to and from London Victoria. Please allow extra time for journeys."

At approximately 3am today, National Rail were advised that an engineering train (operated on behalf of Network Rail) had experienced a low-speed derailment at London Victoria.

"The engineering train is obstructing a complex section of track on one of the busiest routes," the statement added.

"Specialist recovery teams have been dispatched and are now arriving on site.

"Once the recovery of the derailed engineering train has been completed, repairs to track damage will also be required until the line can be reopened.

"Due to the complexity of this issue, disruption is expected until the end of the day."

Passengers requiring London have been advised to travel to London Bridge or Blackfriars as an alternative to Victoria.

Train services which are operating and stations around south London may be much busier than normal particularly during peak hours.

Passengers at Epsom Downs are advised to travel to nearby Tattenham Corner for services towards London.

Passengers at Banstead and Belmont are advised to use TFL bus alternatives to continue on their journey.

Passengers at Battersea Park are advised to travel to Queenstown Road (Battersea) by London Buses.

The following Stations will not be served at this time:

  • Epsom Downs
  • Banstead
  • Belmont
  • Battersea Park