More delays for London Bridge Commuters

Rail passengers at London Bridge face further delays today, after a freight train broke down this morning.

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Government 'urgently speaking' to Network Rail

The Department for Transport has said it is 'urgently speaking' to Network Rail after major delays at London Bridge station today. Earlier this morning a broken down freight train blocked a line into the station, causing delays for the entire day. Now the Government has said is it 'extremely frustrating' that thousands of commuters face disruption. Last week, images of people jumping over the barriers were posted online after commuters were left stranded.

A Department for Transport spokesman said:

"It is extremely frustrating that thousands of commuters on this important route again face unscheduled disruption. It is vital that Network Rail and the operators keep passengers informed and we are urgently speaking to them to ensure this happens. "The Government is investing record amounts into to the network to improve London Bridge station and deliver more frequent, more reliable train services. While some disruption is inevitable, the network has to be robust and steps must be taken to manage these problems."

– Department for Transport


Police at London bridge after another day of disruption

Images have emerged on social networking sites showing police at London Bridge station, following another day of disruption. Last week, officers had to be called to control the crowds of disgruntled commuters at the station.

Network Rail apology after London Bridge delays

Network Rail has apologised for more delays at London Bridge today. Disruption is expected to continue until 5pm after a freight train broke down this morning.

A Network Rail spokesman said:

"We apologise to passengers for disruption to train services this morning. "Railway engineers are working to safely remove the wagon as soon as possible."

– Network Rail

Thameslink services to London Bridge are terminating at East Croydon and Gatwick Airport, while Southern is running an amended timetable until the wagon is moved. Southeastern services are not affected.

More rail misery for London Bridge commuters

Train passengers using London Bridge station are facing more travel misery following chaotic scenes last week. The latest problem, affecting those travelling on Southern and Thameslink services, has been caused by a broken-down freight train.

Services in and out of London Bridge are already affected by long-running engineering work, with today's difficulties meaning Thameslink trains were unable to use the station.


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