Cable fire causes commuter chaos

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The Independent Online

Tens of thousands of commuters who endured a weekend of pouring rain suffered disruption to rail services today - because of a cable fire.

South West Trains Services into London Waterloo were delayed in the morning rush-hour because of the fire at Petersfield in Hampshire.

There was further travel chaos on the same line when a person was hit by a train at Farncombe in Surrey, forcing rail passengers to use buses between Haslemere and Guildford.