UPDATE: Rail ‘chaos’ to continue until afternoon

'Chaos' at Haywards Heath station. Photo by Simon Jones.
'Chaos' at Haywards Heath station. Photo by Simon Jones.
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Delays on rail services between Haywards Heath and Lewes are expected to continue until the afternoon.

All lines were blocked between the two stations earlier this morning (Friday February 12) due to icy third rails, Southern Rail has said.

A spokesman for the rail service provider said lines have now been re-opened but delays are expected to continue until 12pm.

A statement on its website reads: “Following poor rail conditions between Haywards Heath and Lewes all lines are now open.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 mins at short notice.”

Trains were unable to stop at both Cooksbridge and Plumpton stations due to the issue and replacement bus services were run between Haywards Heath and Lewes.

Commuter Simon Jones sent us this picture of the ‘chaos’ at Haywards Heath station.

On Twitter he said: “Chaos at Haywards Heath again.”

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