Trains unable to stop at Horley, Earlswood and Salfords stations after points failure near Gatwick Airport

Trains unable to stop at Horley, Earlswood and Salfords stations after points failure near Gatwick Airport

Trains between Gatwick Airport and Redhill are unable to call at Horley, Earlswood and Salford due to a points failure on the line on Wednesday (March 28) morning.

Due to a failure of electricity supply, “significant disruption” is hitting Southern Rail and Great Western Rail commuters, who are being warned to expect major delays to London-bound services.

National Rail says the disruption is expected to last until 2pm on Wednesday and will affect Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains, which will either be delayed by up to 30 minutes, revised or cancelled, according to a press statement .

Several commuters have stated on social media seeing trains at around 8.20am that had been cancelled go through Earlswood and Salfords stations without stopping.

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Viennese Strudel tweeted at about 8.30am: “Southern Rail UK why have you scrubbed pretty much every northbound service from Earlswood this morning? Some with no warning? Utterly disgraceful.”

‏The problems include a power supply failure at East Croydon, which has resulted in one of the lines through the station being forced to close.

Faults on the service through Horley, Earlswood and Salfords happened just before 8am, according to National Rail’s website.

File photo dated 16/02/17 of Southern Rail train. The Government is facing increasing demands to publish a report into the running of Southern Railway amid speculation that it has highlighted an urgent need for safety improvements at one of the country's busiest stations. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. The report by Chris Gibb, a non-executive Network Rail director with 35 years' experience in the industry, was handed to the Department for Transport last year. See PA story INDUSTRY Rail. Photo credit should read: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
The incident happened on Wednesday (March 7)

A Govia Thameslink spokesman on behalf of Southern Rail said: “We apologise to passengers that owing to a points failure near Gatwick Airport station, we had to close the London-bound slow line from 8.05am to about 8.30am this morning, which meant that two trains were unable to stop at Horley, Earlswood and Salfords.

What's going on with missing out #Earlswood and #salfords stations on consecutive trains this morning @southernrailuk ?

— Ian Lamont (@exmaddecathlete) March 28, 2018

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Passenger annoyed about train issues at Earlswood station

Elsehwere services from London to Caterham and Tattenham are not calling at East Croydon and passengers are advised to take a train to Purley where you can connect with Caterham and Tattenham services.

A separate points failure is causing “significant” disruption to services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.

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