Rail services hit by delays


Rail passengers suffered a series of delays today due to signal failures and broken-down trains.

Passengers on services run by the Gatwick Express and Southern train companies endured hold-ups following a train breakdown at Selhurst in south-east London.

A signalling problem at Blackfriars station in London led to delays to services run by the First Capital Connect and Southeastern companies, while Southern passengers were held up by a signal fault at Swanwick in Hampshire.

Services on London Midland between Bedford and Bletchley were reduced due to a broken-down train at Bedford.