Vauxhall station fire disrupts London rail services [Guardian]

Date: 05/05/2016

A fire on the tracks at Vauxhall railway station in south London has caused severe disruption to travel. Trains in and out of Vauxhall and Waterloo stations were affected as firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out shortly after 2.30am. South West Trains (SWT) urged passengers to travel only if absolutely necessary. Passengers were left stranded at stations across the network, with those who did manage to get on a train saying services were dangerously full. The blaze affected electrical cabling and the power to the tracks has been switched off.

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Number of South West trains cancelled and travellers urged to find alternative routes into capital after fire on tracks

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Shortly after leaving Waterloo, one of the initially troublesome SWT 458 units calls at Vauxhall station with a service to Reading. View west along platform 3 on 24 July 2005.
Location: Vauxhall
Company: London and South Western Railway
24/07/2005 John Furnevel
A South West Trains service for Waterloo standing at Vauxhall station in July 2005 in front of a ...well... a certain government building ...errr ...'nuff said...
Location: Vauxhall
Company: London and South Western Railway
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