Train delayed at Horsham after passengers ‘cause a disturbance’

Passengers causing a disturbance have delayed a train at Horsham station.

An eyewitness told the County Times they had been sat on the train at Horsham for 25 minutes after two passengers who ‘did not have a ticket’ refused to leave the train when asked by a guard.

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They said all passengers had to leave the train, the 7.17am service to Bognor Regis, and they waited a further ten minutes before boarding another train.

The Network Rail departure boards show the 7.17am service has been cancelled beyond Horsham.

A statement on the site said: “This train has been delayed by passengers causing a disturbance on this train.”

A spokesman for Southern added: “We regret that, owing to disruptive passengers, a London Victoria to Bognor Regis service had to be terminated at Horsham.

“We encourage all passengers whose journeys were delayed by 15 minutes or more to claim Delay Repay compensation using our web site at www.southernrailway.com.”