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Flooding partly closes mainline between Brighton and London

Thousands of commuters faced delays and cancelled journeys today after flooding partly closed the mainline between Brighton and London. Services affected during this morning's rush hour because of flooding at Patcham.


Trains: Services now calling at London Bridge

Trains are now able to stop at London Bridge following over running engineering work.

Disruption on Southern trains is expected to continue until 0900 with delays of up to an hour and some cancellations.

First Capital Connect services are reported to be returning to normal.

Tickets are being accepted on London Buses, Underground / Overground and First Capital Connect.

Trains: Services not stopping at London Bridge following engineering works

First Capital Connect and Southern services are currently unable to stop at London Bridge, leading to delays of up to 60 minutes and cancellations due to over running engineering works.

Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes and London Underground services.

First Capital Connect say it is hoped that trains will be able to resume stopping at around 06:00.

Southern services are also affected by the disruption.

Southern 'disappointed' with overall satisfaction rating

A spokesman for Southern trains said:

"Southern achieved improved scores in many of the categories, but we are disappointed that our overall satisfaction score hasn’t risen.

"We recognise that performance is a key driver to achieving passenger satisfaction and for much of the survey period, general railway infrastructure problems and a particularly difficult leaf fall season made it a particularly challenging period for us. We operate around 2,300 trains each weekday on one of the country’s most congested networks where knock-on effects from one small incident can cause major problems.

"We are analysing the results and will be working hard on a plan to improve in the areas where our passengers tell us we need to."


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