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First Capital Connect says trains between London Bridge and East Croydon are being delayed by up to 20 minutes because of an earlier problem at London Victoria.
Commuters are describing Victoria Station as 'mayhem' after the suspension of services earlier caused major delays.
Services to and from Victoria station were put on hold ahead of rush hour as police and the fire brigade dealt with the due to a ruptured gas cylinder near Battersea Power Station.
Absolute carnage at Victoria mainline station. Total mayhem. Avoid at all costs. Huge delays and frayed tempers. The tension mounts.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said:
"Police were called to Battersea Power Station, Cringle Street, at 3.17pm after a suspected industrial gas canister was found.
"No residents have been evacuated. Trains are now running again. London Fire Brigade continue to work with police on scene to make the device safe. Road closures are in effect."
The 18.05, 18.20, 18.35 and 18.50 Gatwick Express services to London Victoria have been cancelled.
A gas cylinder has ruptured on Kirtling Street in Battersea. We've put in a hazard zone as damaged cylinders can explode when unstable.
We've reduced the hazard zone to 25 metres at the leaking gas cylinder incident on Kirtling Street in Battersea.
Victoria is a standstill. Not much explication seems to have been a "security incident" at battersea power station :s http://t.co/DxKrxEhtJ0
Southern Railway advise that tickets are being accepted on:
- First Capital Connect
- South West Trains
- London Underground
- London buses
- London tramlink
- Southeastern trains