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Signalling problems at Lewisham spark rail chaos across Kent train network

PUBLISHED: 08:55 31 August 2017

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Disruption is expected to last until at least 12pm

Commuters are facing travel chaos this morning after signalling problems at Lewisham sparked chaos across Kent’s rail network.

While the problems from earlier this morning have been fixed and the lines re-opened, rail chiefs say major disruption can still be expected, with some trains likely to be cancelled or delayed by up to an hour.

Normal service is not expected to resume until at least 12pm.

Southeastern advises using alternative routes for no extra cost if your journey has been affected such as Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and Overground, Southern and Thameslink trains between East Croydon and London, buses between Lewisham and Dartford, Hayes, Chislehurst and Orpington, and Hayes to Bromley South.

Arriva Fastrack Buses between Gravesend and Ebbsfleet International can also be used as well as high speed services to and from London St Pancras International.

The disruption comes at a particularly tough time for passengers, with engineering work currently preventing any services from calling at Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge this week.

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