Network Rail to receive ‘significant’ payout from Thames Water for mudslide

Network Rail and Thames Water have held discussions to secure a ‘sever figure’ compensation payout following the burst water pipe that caused severe delays last week.

The incident began on Monday morning (1 August) and caused huge delays to rail services until Wednesday morning (3 August).

The high pressure water main fractured which caused a mudslide across the tracks on the line in the South Croydon area.

Delays were seen on services run by Southern, First Capital Connect and the Gatwick Express.

Network Rail said ongoing investigations are being carried out by the water company.

Thames Water apologised for the disruption to service, but said it was ‘too early’ to comment on compensation which would cover damage to infrastructure and the clean-up costs.

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