Commuters travelling between Victoria and Croydon faced delays and alterations Monday evening (October 28) after an track fault during the day.

National Rail and rail operators Southern both said that disruption would continue until 7pm at the earliest.

Delays and alterations between Victoria and East Croydon stations were to be expected, a spokesperson for National Rail said.

After a driver reported a fault on the tracks at Streatham station, lines were closed earlier in the day and a number of train services disrupted.

By 6pm, the lines had reopened and the disruption was less severe, but peak time rail users still needed to be wary of the ongoing disruption to avoid be negatively impacted.

A spokesperson for Southern said:

"Trains are now able to run as normal through the Streatham area. However, there may still be some minor delays whilst the services fully recovers.

"We recommend that you check your journey on customer information screens and journey planners prior to travelling."

Southern also pointed out that rail users who were disrupted could be entitled to compensation, and directed anyone planning on making a claim to keep a hold of the relevant ticket.