Sussex railway users facing major delays


AN ELECTRICAL fault at one of the county’s railway stations has caused widespread delays for commuters across Sussex today (Tuesday, July 14).

Railway operator Southern has said that ongoing electrical supply problems at West Worthing railway station have been blocking the westbound line.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Engineers are on site working to resolve the problem. Apologies if you are affected.”

Southern added that tickets are being accepted on Stagecoach bus 700.

A Southern spokesman said: “An operating incident has occurred at West Worthing which is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to all services through Worthing.

“There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 5pm.”

Railway users have since taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at the delay.

Xavier Harley-Rudd said: “Currently at Worthing after over an hour of sitting at this station.”

For updates on the service, please check with the railway operator.