Wimbledon train derailment: Second day of London Underground disruption

District Line passengers have been advised to replan their journeys on Tuesday (November 7) as services between Parsons Green and Wimbledon will remain suspended throughout the day.

Service disruption comes after a South Western Railway train partially derailed outside Wimbledon station on Monday morning (November 6) - writes getwestlondon.co.uk.

London Underground tickets will be accepted on London buses via any reasonable route and on South Western Railway services between Wimbledon and Waterloo.

South Western Railway apologises for disruption

South Western Railway has apologised for the disruption caused by the derailment of one of its trains outside Wimbledon station on Monday (November 6) morning.

An investigation into what happened will be launched once the derailment has been fully fixed.

300 passengers had to be evacuated by London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police officers from the train that came off the tracks at 6am on Monday (November 6) morning.

Four passengers were checked for injuries by London Ambulance Service, none of whom needed hospital treatment.

On Monday evening SWR head of customer experience Christian Neill said:

“I am very sorry for the disruption many of you would have likely experienced while travelling on our network today (Monday) following the low-speed derailment of one our trains near Wimbledon.”

Mr Neil continued: “We are grateful to the emergency services who responded swiftly to this incident and thankful there were no serious injuries to any of our passengers.

“We worked hard to ensure customers were able to leave the train as quickly and safely as possible, with this process completed by 8.15am.”

When asked to explain the incident on Monday (November 6) a SWR spokesman said: “The slow-speed rear-axle derailment on the 04.54 Basingstoke to Waterloo service occurred between Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park. Lines are open but there is some congestion and delays to South Western Railway services into London this morning.

“The train is 8 carriages in length and it was the the rear axle of the 8th coach which came off the track at slow speed.

“The passengers on the train were evacuated by London Fire Brigade to Wimbledon station car park, with everyone off the train by 08.15. London Ambulance Service reported four passengers with injuries, none of which required hospital treatment.

“From the car park, passengers were taken to the station where they received assistance from members of staff.”

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