An engineering project meant to be finished after the bank holiday weekend has run overlong, creating fresh travel disruption to commuters in the UK’s busiest train station.
A number of users reported services going into London Waterloo station as delayed or cancelled entirely, with a number of stations along the routes closed.
A number of platforms at the station had already been closed throughout August as work to extend them began.
The project had an overall cost of roughly £800 million.
A spokesman for Network Rail said in a statement the final stages of some of the “biggest and most complex engineering projects” were being completed.
In this stage, it was explained how a last-minute issue in the safety-critical system forced the delay in the project’s termination.
The company said it expected all disruption to have ended by noon on Monday.