TRAVEL ALERT: Major signal fault in Balcombe tunnel causes train chaos

There is major disruption on the Brighton mainline due to the major signal fault, a spokesman from Southern Rail confirmed

There is major disruption on the Brighton mainline due to the major signal fault, a spokesman from Southern Rail confirmed

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A ‘serious signal fault’ in Balcombe tunnel earlier this morning (December 1) has caused major delays between Three Bridges and Brighton, a spokesman from Southern Rail has confirmed.

Network Rail are currently on site attempting to fix the fault and delays are expected to be an hour and some services will be cancelled, the spokesman said.

Major distruption is expected on the Brighton mainline and due to congestion caused by the signalling fault, Gatwick Express trains have been cancelled until 2.30pm.

Southern Rail has informed customers on social media site, Twitter, that tickets are being accepted by Thameslink, Gatwick Express, South West Trains, Southeastern services and Great Western trains.

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