A freight train running late brought disruption to rail users at Lewisham Station on Sunday (November 3).

National Rail reported potential delays, cancellations and revisions to the standard timetable as rail authorities scrambled to address the issue.

The problem was caused by a fault with signalling equipment that helps rail workers safely monitor a train's progress through certain checkpoints in the line.

A spokesperson for the rail authority said that disruption to rail users was expected to last until 1.45pm.

"Due to a late running freight train at Lewisham:

"Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 13:45," National Rail said.

The spokesperson offered further details on what exactly caused the freight train to be late through Lewisham:

"There is a problem with the axle counter (these are part of the signalling equipment, which count wheel sets across a recording point to ensure the trains have passed fully) in the Lewisham area.

"Trains from Lewisham towards Blackheath/Charlton are being delayed but can run," National Rail said.