⚠️ We are working to fix a track circuit failure that is causing service disruption through the Surbiton area affecting trains from London Waterloo and also between New Malden and Esher.

Please check before you travel via @nationalrailenq

Updates to follow.
⚠️ Trains are having to be talked past signals and run under caution. Services from London Waterloo may be subject to short notice changes and some may divert via Epsom and Chertsey. Please check your journey with @GWRHelp, @SW_Help and @nationalrailenq.
⚠️ We are sorry to report that the severe disruption looks likely to continue throughout the afternoon as we work to fix this track circuit failure.

Please try to find alternative routes and avoid London Waterloo station while this is resolved. @SW_Help @GWRHelp
An explanation of track circuit failures and how they are fixed can be found at this link: networkrail.co.uk/stories/track-…

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