Rush Hour Travel Chaos Hits Putney This Morning

Queues to enter stations as both underground and SW Trains hit by delays

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Some of the worst travel chaos that regular commuters can remember occurred in Putney this morning (23rd October) with passengers needing to queue up to enter the stations. The problem was particularly bad because both London Underground services and South West Trains were experiencing severe problems.

Crowds trying to get onto station platform - @CharlotteBTobin

A signal failure at East Putney meant that only 25% of tube trains were running through the station. Signalling problems were also happening on train services into Waterloo which led to several trains being non-stopping at Putney station and those that did serve the station were made up of four carriages rather than eight.

Both stations became so crowded during the morning rush hour that there were queues out onto the street to get into the station. The problem was compounded because both London Underground and South West Trains were advising passengers to use the other service as an alternative. We have asked London Underground for a comment on the advice given to passengers.

Queues to get into Putney station - @Danworthv3

Sign advising underground passengers to use overground service - @vickiewills

London Underground are currently reporting a 'good service' on the District line but the latest information from South West Trains is that there are still delays on trains into Waterloo due to signalling problems.

October 23, 2013