This is the sort of status update you can expect to receive disappointingly frequently if you are also a regular user of South west trains
A complete loss of signalling between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction is affecting the train service. There are currently no trains running into or out of London Waterloo Station. This will continue until the end of service and customers are strongly advised to use alternative transport to get home this evening, as we will not be in a position to run trains due to the severity of the problem.
Trains all over the network are at a stand in various locations. We are prioritising getting train services into Stations at this present time.
London Buses accepting South West Trains tickets.
Transport for London services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for South West Trains rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys. London Buses accepting South West Trains tickets.
First Great Western and Southern Railway services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
Bus Replacement Service
A minimal bus replacement service is in operation. These buses are running via the following routes:
Basingstoke to Southampton Central
Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour
Teddington to Shepperton
Woking to Alton
Woking to Guildford
We are trying to source more alternatives at this current time.
Two tube tips I have for fellow suffers are as follows:
- Do you find yourself embarrassingly trying to tap in/out at the barrier with 300 people behind you only to find that your £2000 oyster card wont let you through?, just pop up to the desk where some friendly person will swap your physical oyster card for a shiny new one that will work pretty much every time, no more swearing at the machine!.
- Did you know that you can claim a full refund for a tube journey that for whatever reason delayed you by more than 15 mins?, that’s right, as you stand there with 2000 other people waiting to get through a small doorway onto the single stop Waterloo and City line with train after train going away and what should have taken 5 mins takes you around 20?, just pop onto this tube fairs refund page fill in the short form and they will post you a voucher which you can collect than get a nice payout to ease the suffering. There are android / iphone apps that automate this and you can also get a browser extension for chrome / firefox that can fill in most if not all of the form for you so you just click submit.