Commuters left stranded in Horsham rail service chaos

Rail news
Rail news

Rail commuters faced a night of misery on Monday evening as severe disruption to Southern services left some travellers stranded.

Trains to and from Horsham were badly affected, with one commuter left to book a hotel overnight.

Reports indicate stopping services from Barnham to Horsham did not run for from 6pm until late evening with just one replacement bus service.

Several Southern services from London towards Bognor Regis were also disrupted on Monday evening, with multiple services cancelled.

The choas preceded a protest at Brighton station from around 100 angry commuters on Tuesday, calling for Southern to relinquish its franchise.

Commuter Andy Mulligan was unable to return home from Horsham due to rail service cancellations and eventually gave up and stayed overnight in a hotel.

“It’s become such a nightmare not knowing if trains are going to run,” he said. “It’s like a circus.”

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