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A spokesperson for Southeastern has apologised for the disruptions this morning. They said:
The fire this morning at Hither Green station was caused by equipment underneath the train overheating.
The shoe gear, which sits beneath the train and gives it power along the track, overheated in the last four carriages of the train.
Half of the passengers, on the 7.17am train from Gravesend to Charing Cross, were able to leave via the platform. The others had to leave through a nearby depot.
At least 20 people were photographed standing by the side of the train line.
The London Fire Brigade and emergency services were called to the scene at 7.56am.
As of 10am all lines have reopened but there are knock on delays.
Passengers were evacuated from a Southeastern train at Hither Green this morning.
The train was travelling through Kent to London Bridge.
Due to the incident, there has been disruption on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Dartford, and between London Bridge and Orpington.