Trains into London Bridge cancelled after hole found under track

Cheryl Sanders
August 7, 2016

Trains through Forest Hill are back to normal today after a second sinkhole opened up beneath the tracks, causing more rail chaos for commuters.

"Network Rail would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers whose journeys were disrupted whilst we carried out these repairs".

"Our engineers have been monitoring the site of the previous hole under the railway at Forest Hill since that incident occurred in mid-July".

Parody Twitter accounts have been set up for two sink holes which have caused major problems for trains travelling to and from London.

The hole is opposite where the sinkhole opened up a few weeks ago.


"Our aim is to get the railway open to trains today, however we won't know for certain until we have completed our investigations".

Engineers are now working at the site to fix the problem, which could take several hours.

"I'm really sorry that passengers have had to put up with this disruption today and I know that people are upset and will want to know we are doing everything we can to return their railway to them", he said.

London Overground services are unable to run between New Cross Gate, Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

The lines from Norwood Junction to London Bridge are closed after the hole was discovered at about 3am this morning.


A Southern spokesman said: "Some services have been cancelled".

Thameslink trains from Brighton into London were only able to run as far as Gatwick Airport.

Thousands of commuters from Brighton and Hove were told to expect cancellations and delays and advised to use alternative routes or other means of transport. "Disruption is expected until 6pm".

"What with the engineering works on the Overground and now the sinkhole issue again, it makes for a stressful commute".


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