Train: snow use

Surbiton station bad weather delays worst day so far.

South West Trains (SWT) services were blighted by another day of disruption caused by extreme icy conditions, which at one point led to six Waterloo-bound trains in a row being cancelled.

One user complained that he had to wait 40 minutes for his train, while Chris Baker said, "Had to wait longer for a train at Surbiton this morning than any other day this week."

A spokesman from SWT, "In terms of the main reason for the reduced service, it is largely due to the freezing temperatures which cause ice to form on the conductor rail (the rail which supplies power to the trains) - this can lead to intermittent problems with the power supply to the trains."


I ended up going into work an hour early this morning, and finishing earlier too - managed to get on the 06:57 service, no problem (just before the six in a row cancelled).

Getting into London isn't too bad... getting back to Surbiton is an absolute nightmare! SWT really need to manage Waterloo better.

The 07:53 made it up to Vauxhall in record time this morning! I think the driver cottoned on because it then slowed down and got into Waterloo at the usual time.

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