Commuters face chaos this morning as a derailed freight train suspended one of the major South Eastern train routes into London.
The train is thought to have derailed just before 6am this morning with network engineers on site at 6:15am. It is believed two of the trains carriages overturned on the tracks between Hither Green and Lewisham causing several lines to close. Trains have been cancelled and there’s no service at some stations at all as a result of this.
— Network Rail (@networkrail) January 24, 2017
The cause of the derailment is not yet known. Network Officials have said no one was hurt in the incident.
In light of the incident, commuters took to twitter venting their frustration.
— Moaning Commuter (@MoaningCommuter) January 24, 2017
Absolute shambles of a ‘service’ this week so far. Long delays and re-routed trains and short terminations. #southeastern Late late late.
— Carol Murphy (@Carol_Murphy23) January 24, 2017
With Southeastern warning commuters severe disruption is “expected until the end of the day”, it is thoroughly advised all those using the affected line should check before they travel.
Southeastern have said that tickets would be accepted on buses routes and other rail, underground and tram routes in the area.
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