Heavy delays at Three Bridges caused by London to Gatwick line

COMMUTERS are facing long delays on the London to Brighton line after a water main burst in Croydon.

Monday, 1st August 2011, 3:37 pm

The burst pipe, in South Croydon, this morning slowed the service between the suburbs of London and Brighton to one train every 30 minutes.

Passengers travelling north to the city are advised to find alternative routes.

There are reports of long queues for tickets at Three Bridges station as passengers seek other routes in to London.

Trains running to Horsham and surrounding stations are also affected by the delays.

For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.southernrailway.com

A spokesman for Southern Railway said: “Train services between East Croydon and Purley are being disrupted due to a burst water main in the South Croydon area.

“All lines are blocked between East Croydon and South Croydon so there are no trains running southbound from East Croydon at present.”

Important information -

East Croydon station is “extremely busy at the moment with very long queues waiting for replacement buses”.

Passengers who need to travel south of East Croydon from London are advised NOT to travel from London Victoria, but to travel on South West Trains from London Waterloo via Havant for West Sussex stations, and on Southeastern trains from Charing Cross via Hastings for East Sussex stations.

Passengers for London from south of East Croydon are advised to make the same connections “in reverse”.

London Buses, Metrobus, London Underground, South West Trains, Southeastern, London Midland, First Great Western, Croydon Tramlink and First Capital Connect services are all accepting Southern tickets on all reasonable routes.