South West Trains delays: Signal failure sparks chaos with huge delays expected for rest of day

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Thousands of furious passengers have complained of huge delays and dangerously overcrowded carriages on South West Trains.

A signalling problem and planned improvement works have sparked chaos on Saturday afternoon, with delays of up to an hour expected for the rest of the day.

Trains were unable to run between Feltham and Windsor and Eton Riverside and Feltham and Egham – the route on which the signalling problem occurred, Network Rail said.

Meanwhile trains on other routes have had to be diverted.

Many have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration.

One Twitter user described “absolute chaos” adding people were “practically spilling” out of the train doors.

Another questioned whether the overcrowding in his carriage was safe.

Others complained of huge journey times.

Some complained of their day at Ascot being ruined.

And other said their evening plans had been wrecked by the problems.

Network Rail said tickets are being accepted on Great Western Railway, London Underground and London Buses on all reasonable routes, while replacement bus services have also been arranged.

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