Rail passengers are facing week-long disruption after Southeastern said there would be no trains through Bexleyheath station until the weekend following a landslip.

The landslip occurred on Monday morning, bringing severe disruption including cancellations between Bexleyheath and Barnehurst.

Southeastern said on Tuesday morning that the scale of the landslip meant there could be no service through Bexleyheath station for the the rest of the week and advised passengers to seek alternative routes.

The train operator said: "On Monday morning, there was a landslip on a railway cutting between Barnehurst and Bexleyheath, resulting in 400 tonnes of debris and trees falling to the track. As a result, the line is blocked in both directions.

"Because of this, Network Rail have had to close the Bexleyheath line (between Blackheath and Barnehurst) until at least the weekend to allow for repairs to take place."

Southeastern said trains typically passing through Bexleyheath would instead divert via Sidcup or Woolwich, while others might be cancelled until the line was re-opened.

The company added these trains would run at increased capacity to mitigate disruption, and bus replacement services via Bexleyheath were running between Lewisham and Dartford.

Southeastern said: "Diverting the trains means we can provide extra capacity on the Sidcup and Woolwich lines as we know these trains will be extremely busy."