Commuters face cancellations and delays of up to an hour and a half across south London after a fire at Vauxhall station affected signalling cabling this morning.

The fire has caused heavy delays to trains in and out of Vauxhall.

The station remains partially closed after the fire closed four of eight lines available.

Surrey Comet:

Delays at Surbiton station - Pic credit: Rachael Burford

South West Trains have advised disruption is expected until the end of the day and that train services could be delayed by up to 90 minutes.

The rail company is putting on replacement bus services in some areas.

Surrey Comet:

Delays at Surbiton station - Pic credit: Rachael Burford

Clapham Junction station was closed due to overcrowding earlier this morning, but has since reopened.

Chaos at Clapham Junction due to fire on tracks at Vauxhall. #alwaysatrushhour

Surrey Comet:

Delays at Balham station - Pic credit: Pippa Allen-Kinross

A spokesperson from SWT said: “Your are strongly advised to check before you travel with us during the evening peak as we will be running a limited service into and out of London Waterloo and around the network.

"Please use alternative transport where possible.”

A spokesperson added that they would have a clearer understanding on travel details for Friday, May 6 by 8pm this evening.

Surrey Comet:

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London Fire Brigade was called to Vauxhall station at 2.39am today, and have extinguished the fire and isolated the power supply.

London Fire Brigade station manager John Ryan said: "Once the power was isolated firefighters quickly got to work to tackle the fire.

“We're currently assessing how much cabling has been affected and damping down pockets of fire.

"The fire will impact on travel this morning and we'd ask people to check before they travel."

Passengers should check the latest travel information here.

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