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Railway Security Alert Ends With Controlled Explosion

Published on: 25 Jun, 2020
Updated on: 29 Jun, 2020

Passengers being advised during the security alert at Guildford Railway Station

Train services at Guildford station were suspended yesterday while the BTP investigated a suspicious package found in the station. A bomb disposal team was called in.

It was reported that a suspicious package was delivered to British Transport Police’s office at the station. A 100-metre cordon was placed around the package while the controlled explosion was prepared and carried.

All routes through the station were closed for the duration of the alert and replacement bus services introduced at short notice.

A spokesperson for South Western Trains said: “Services through the station resumed at 1.36pm.”

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