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Trains at Cannon Street cancelled until at least 2pm

There are severe delays for commuters in the capital today with train services into Cannon Street station cancelled because of a "safety issue".

Southeastern services running through the station are affected and many trains are diverted to Victoria and Blackfriars.

Trains will not be running into the station until at least 2pm. The problem is thought to be due to an issue with the track on one of the bridges running into the station.

Train passengers to face weekend line closures

Train passengers will tomorrow face the first of three August weekend part-closures of a key rail route from London to Scotland.

Work on an £81 million improvement plan at Watford in Hertfordshire means that the West Coast line will be closed between Euston station in London and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire tomorrow and Sunday.

Services run by Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and Southern, will face disruption. Credit: PA

Services run by Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and Southern, will face disruption.

The same closure will be in place from Saturday August 16 to Monday August 18 and also from Saturday August 23 to bank holiday Monday August 25.

Football fans are warned to expect disruption as the first of the closures co-incides with the start of the Football League season.

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