There has been "severe disruption" to Southeastern train routes this morning (Thursday) following a power problem at a station depot.

A problem in the depot at Grove Park caused disruption to trains across the metro routes.

Trains at Grove Park were cancelled delayed or revised, said Southeastern.

It said: "As an empty train was leaving the depot, the power tripped between the track and the train.

"It has been reported that the "shoegear" on the train has been damaged.

"The shoegear is the piece of the equipment that allows power to be drawn from the third rail and powers the train."

Most lines out of the depot are blocked due to position of the train.

As of 12pm, Southeastern said the issue had cleared.

Tickets were being used on the London Underground and London Bus services via reasonable routes at no extra cost, according to Southeastern.

Travllers were asked to allow more time to reach their destination and check online journey planners for information.

Until 7am this morning, Southeastern was running services at a reduced speed due to the heavy rain that fell overnight.

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