A fire in a Deptford warehouse this morning suspended services to all London Overground stations south of Highbury and Islington.
The blaze was spotted around 4.20am at the Apollo Business Centre off Trundleys Road. The Network Rail-owned business park is located about a mile from the New Cross station.
All London Overground services were suspended between Highbury and Islington and New Cross, West Croydon, Crystal Palace and Clapham Junction.
Trains were reportedly running againafter 6.30am with “severe delays”, the London Overground Twitter account announced.
Commuters took to social networks, complaining that trains were not running even after “good service” was declared on London overground social networks.
Good service now operating again on all routes. However, trains and platforms may be still busy.
— London Overground (@LDNOverground) April 30, 2015
@LDNOverground you must be joking. No trains through Hon Oak for 30 mins at the point u tweeted all was well!
— Carol Kinch (@CarolKinch1) April 30, 2015
— Erik (@seldnfoodie) April 30, 2015
— Senior Nobleman (@SeniorNobleman) April 30, 2015
— Marion (@marion_pfeifer) April 30, 2015
Eight fire engines arrived at the scene, and 58 firefighters and officers spent around two hours tackling the blaze. A perimeter was set while the London Fire Brigade worked on site.
Passengers also experienced major delays between Wandsmorth Common and Clapham Junction during rush hour this morning due to a major power supply problem.
All Gatwick Express services were cancelled, while all journeys in and out of Victoria stations were cancelled.