Network Rail has warned of delays for the rest of today

Chelsea West
August 16, 2017

Travellers have been advised to avoid London Waterloo until Thursday after a train derailed outside the station.

Three people were checked over at the scene by medics after the "low-speed partial derailment", but none of them required hospital treatment.

This has resulted in large disruption across the London travel networks with only a very limited service running to and from Waterloo expected for the rest of the day.

"There's going to be major delays when I come home too".

At 5.40am on Tuesday a passenger train collided with a stationary barrier train.

The London Fire Brigade said an "overheated compressor on a train" was to blame for the smoke - and although Holborn station has since reopened, severe delays remain. "An investigation to establish the cause of the incident is underway".

Travel in and out of Waterloo has been thrown into chaos at the height of the rush hour - again - with a signal failure and collision between two trains near Waterloo.

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It added: "South West Trains are advising not to travel into London at this time".

One passenger, named Bill, told HuffPost UK that the derailed train "appeared to have gone into a train used for the Waterloo works". "Only single track in/out on this side, apparently".

Craig Le Grice said: "Waterloo part-closed for derailment, Uber sets surge pricing to 3.8x".

In connection with accident movement of trains was not changed, because it was "very small", said press Secretary of the rail network.

When this happens, trains have to wait for platforms to become free, occupying the track outside Waterloo and making it more hard to get trains moving. The paramedics had to place the three men, but hospitalization they need.

Photos shared by passengers on social media suggest the passenger train had struck an engineering wagon.

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