Commuters delayed by rail trespass
Posted Tue, 26 Jan 2010
Tens of thousands of commuters in and out of central London suffered lengthy delays after a trespasser walked on to one of the country's busiest railway lines.
Trains in and out of Waterloo station were cancelled or held up by more than an hour because of the incident at nearby Vauxhall station.
Power had to be turned off after the man got on to the track at the start of the morning rush hour, and South West Trains warned passengers that services would be disrupted for hours.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We received a report of a man trespassing on the tracks between Vauxhall rail station and Clapham Junction at 5.39am.
"Officers attended and the power was turned off. The man was arrested for obstruction of the railway and taken into custody. No injuries were reported."
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