Bad weather felled a tree at West Wickham station and brought disruption to trains in the area on Saturday (November 2).

Train operators Southeastern said that strong winds had affected a number of its services as Network Rail imposed speed restrictions on various of lines across South London.

Around 11am on Saturday morning, a spokesperson for Southeastern said:

"Due to a tree blocking the railway at West Wickham, trains on the Hayes line are disrupted.

"You can use your ticket on London buses at no extra cost between Lewisham and Hayes and Tramlink between Elmers End and Beckenham Junction at no extra cost."

An update posted to the rail operator's website described the disruption between West Wickham and Hayes as "minor".

National Rail meanwhile said that speed restrictions were likely to remain in place until around 2pm.

Other services impacted by the weather included disruption to the High Speed line Via Gravesend.

Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains were all impacted by the conditions. 

Meanwhile, National Rail confirmed that at 10.30am the National Grid's power supply had been affected by a 'power supply' issue had also disrupted trains in the region, though did not confirm its cause.

"At approximately 10:30, a major National Grid power supply issue occurred.

"We are not sure if this has been caused by the weather, but it has affected the same areas.

"Some trains have come to a stand because this briefly affected a number of items of signalling equipment.

"Network Rail and power supply engineers are working to deal with this issue," a spokesperson said.