Commuter chaos with thousands stranded at London’s Victoria station

Commuters are facing rush-hour chaos today, with fears that delays at London’s Victoria station caused by a signal failure could continue into the morning. 

The station was ‘at a standstill’ on Wednesday night, with hundreds of passengers left stranded after a signal failure near East Croydon forced cancellations.

Part of the station were also forced to close because of overcrowding fears.

Now, Network Rail have admitted the disruption may continue into the morning.  

Images posted on social media showed hundreds of passengers stuck on the station concourse, unable to catch their Southern, Southeastern and Gatwick Express trains home.

Thameslink services out of London Bridge have also been affected by the problems. 

Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded at London's Victoria station, after a signal failure

Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded at London's Victoria station, after a signal failure

Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded at London’s Victoria station, after a signal failure

Images posted on social media showed hundreds of passengers held on the station concourse, unable to catch their trains

Images posted on social media showed hundreds of passengers held on the station concourse, unable to catch their trains

Images posted on social media showed hundreds of passengers held on the station concourse, unable to catch their trains

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, was caught up in the disruption at Victoria. He described the central London hub as being 'at a standstill'

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, was caught up in the disruption at Victoria. He described the central London hub as being 'at a standstill'

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, was caught up in the disruption at Victoria. He described the central London hub as being ‘at a standstill’

Victoria and London Bridge are Britain’s second and fourth busiest stations, carrying 75 million and 48 million passengers in 2017/18 respectively.

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, was caught up in the disruption at Victoria.

He described the central London hub as being ‘at a standstill’ and apologised to those struggling to get home.

He tweeted: ‘I’m sorry to every passenger, I know there’s a lot more that needs sorting on this service, I’m fighting for that.

‘You have been let down badly this evening.’

Rob Broomby, a TV producer, was also stuck at Victoria and said it was the ‘worst transport chaos’ he had seen.

He added: ‘There was a lot of good humour in the bar as people settled in for a long wait, but when the platform indicators began flashing on and off it felt more like a Christmas tree with dodgy wiring.’

Network Rail apologised and advised people to find other routes if possible.

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