Train commuters heading from Eastbourne to London Victoria have faced major delays this morning (26 July), owing to a fire at Gatwick Airport.
A small fire broke out earlier this morning on a section of the track just outside the airport – which is now out. However, there is an ongoing fault with the third rail, causing some lines to be blocked.
Delays of up to 35 minutes can be expected on some services, with others cancelled.
Southern Rail expect disruption to be in place until 12.15pm.