Friday 23 March 2018

One injured after train partially derails in London

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A train has partially derailed in south-west London leaving one person with minor injuries and causing significant disruption.

Emergency services attended the "low-speed partial derailment" of a South Western Railway train early on Monday morning in the Wimbledon area near East Putney, National Rail said.

British Transport Police (BTP) warned of "significant disruption", tweeting: "Officers are attending a low-speed partial derailment of a train in the Wimbledon area. One person sustained minor injuries."

Trains between Wimbledon and London Waterloo are affected, with passengers advised they can use tickets on Transport for London (TfL) buses.

National Rail expects disruption to last until the end of the day.

The derailment also halted District line trains between Parsons Green and Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, further delays to the London Underground network were caused by a power failure which wiped out the entire Bakerloo line.

No trains were running between Queen's Park and Piccadilly Circus, while services elsewhere on the line later resumed.

London Fire Brigade said it was called to the Wimbledon derailment at 5.54am and that crews from Wimbledon, New Malden and Mitcham fire stations attended.

It tweeted: "Specialist urban search and rescue crews have corrected the rear carriage that derailed nr #Wimbledon train station and are helping passengers from the train."

Elsewhere, a signal failure at Barking caused severe delays to the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.

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