Disruption on Brighton Mainline after minor train collision

Brighton station
Brighton station

A low speed collision involving two trains has caused delays between Brighton and London this morning (Tuesday May 23).

Southern Rail said two trains were damaged following a collision at a depot on the line this morning.

A statement from Southern says: “As well as these trains not being able to go into passenger service the depot is closed while this incident thoroughly investigated.

“During this time trains are not able to leave the depot to form passenger services.

“Many trains will be formed of fewer coaches than usual.

“Gatwick Express will be worst affected by this incident but Southern services in the London area will also be affected.

“This incident does not affect Thameslink services.

“Gatwick Express ticket holders may travel on Southern and Thameslink services between London and Brighton.

“Southern ticket holders can use Thameslink services between Blackfriars and Sutton/Wimbledon.”

The disruption is expected to last until midday.