Disruption on Eastbourne trains

There is disruption on the Eastbourne rails today (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:54 am
Eastbourne trains are being disrupted

Trains are being forced to run at a reduced speed due to a fault with the signalling system at Eastbourne, according to Southern Rail.

The rail operator says trains may be delayed by up to 10 minutes and the disruption is expected to last until at least 1pm.

Return services from Eastbourne railway station may be affected, and people are being advised to allow additional time to complete their journeys.

Southern says the fault has been confirmed as a ‘rack circuit failure’ which means the signalling system is unable to automatically verify if the next section of track past the affected signal is clear.

The company said in a statement, “Whilst this issue is ongoing, train crew will stop at the affected signal and contact the signalling centre to confirm their location, which at this point the signaller will verbally authorise the driver to continue towards the next signal.

“This process adds time to every train’s journey, which means services can experience short delays.”

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