Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

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Travellers on Southeastern train line between London Bridge and Sevenoaks suffered severe delays after a water mains burst this morning (April 10).

There was a burst water main at Grove Park which caused the line to be shut for investigation. Services have now resumed.

But safety checks on the line between London Bridge and Cannon Street have led to a back-up of trains with delays of up to an hour.

A Southeastern spokeswoman said: “Earlier this morning we had an issue with a burst water main at Grove Park. The line had to be shut while we an investigation took place.

“We have got an issue with trains running through London Bridge to Cannon Street with safety checks taking place.

“There was a Network Rail report from a driver about something not feeling quite right.

“We shut the line to do a check and there is a back-up on services.

“There are delays of around an hour.

“Obviously that is hugely disruptive for our passengers. We are really sorry for the delays but when safety checks need to be done, it is better to do those safety checks.”

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12:41pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Hk says...

It was a nightmare this morning. I only come in from Abbey Wood. Got on train at 8.34, got to Cannon Street gone 10 and in work by 10.20. There always seems to be something these days. It is becoming beyond a joke.

Thank god for Twitter because other than one announcement early on from the driver we waited for at least 30 mins until we got the next one.
It was a nightmare this morning. I only come in from Abbey Wood. Got on train at 8.34, got to Cannon Street gone 10 and in work by 10.20. There always seems to be something these days. It is becoming beyond a joke. Thank god for Twitter because other than one announcement early on from the driver we waited for at least 30 mins until we got the next one. Hk
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Toolbox69 says...

Shoddy, as ever!

The driver is correct to report it something is not quite right but where are the quality checks to ensure it never gets to that?
Shoddy, as ever! The driver is correct to report it something is not quite right but where are the quality checks to ensure it never gets to that? Toolbox69
  • Score: 2

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