'Don't travel' warning on trains after signal failure

Portrait of a woman at the train station using her phone while checking the departure board
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Rail passengers suffered travel chaos on Sunday because of a signalling problem on busy routes. South Western Railway urged people not to attempt to travel between Brockenhurst and Eastleigh or between Fareham and Southampton as lines were blocked.

A message to passengers said: “We are currently unable to operate a service between Brockenhurst and Eastleigh in both directions. We are also currently unable to operate a service between Fareham and Southampton Central.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”