Less than 24 hours after an axle counter failure at Smallbrook, Island Line trains are once again disrupted due to a faulty train on the track.
South Western Railway is advising that one of the new Class 484 trains – which only entered service back in November – has developed a fault on the line between Shanklin and Sandown.
It’s said that the line towards Shanklin is currently blocked, with disruption expected to last until 11:00. A second train has had to stop at Brading Station.
The train crew are reported to be investigating and working towards fixing the fault at Lake Station.
Many Island Echo readers have been commenting on the apparent unreliability of the trains since Island Line underwent a major £26million investment, with a number of cancellations and delays due to faulty trains, faulty track and staff shortages.
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