Southeastern have announced the following changes to their timetable on Monday morning, in light of the stormy weather.
Major sections of the regions rail network will be shut down yet again between Christmas and the New Year, it was revealed today.
Rail companies have been criticised for not paying passengers enough compensation for train delays.
No train services are currently stopping at Newington station.
A burst water main has caused structural damage to a nearby bridge, resulting in the closure of the two railway tracks that serve Newington station.
Train services can still operate between Rainham and Sittingbourne, with a 5mph speed restriction in place.
On 9th December 2013, a rail replacement bus service will operate between Newington station, Rainham and Sittingbourne to get passengers to connecting train services.
Network Rail are working as fast as they can to repair the damage caused to the bridge.
– Alison Nolan, a spokesperson for Southeastern
We know it was a difficult journey home for our passengers last night and we're sorry. Our staff worked as quickly as possible to get services back up and running once Network Rail resolved the signal failure. We encourage anyone whose journey was delayed by more than 30 minutes to contact Southeastern Customer Services or submit a ‘Delay Repay’ claim online.
National Rail have told ITV News Meridian that currently there is no estimated time as to when the disruption will end.
– A spokesman for Network Rail
A small fire has damaged equipment which operates signalling in the London Bridge area. No trains are currently running through London Bridge, Cannon Street, Charing Cross or Waterloo East. Engineers are on site assessing the extent of the damage and will carry out repairs as soon as possible. Passengers should travel from St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars, Elephant and Castle or Victoria for services to Kent and Sussex. Tickets are valid on London Underground, London buses and other train operators.
– A spokesman for Network Rail
We apologise for the disruption and advise passengers to check National Rail Enquiries for the latest information.
Train chaos in Central London. London Bridge shut. No trains going out of Charing Cross, hence this Great Migration http://t.co/CrjfkkzR8S
london bridge is (metaphorically) falling down. Avoid if you can this eve - all trains cancelled #londonbridge
Owing to signalling problems at London Bridge all lines are blocked.
Latest advice to Southeastern commuters.
Hayes Line Services- Suspended
Bexleyheath Line Services- Suspended
Gillingham to London Services will terminate and start back from Dartford
An hourly shuttle service will run between Dartford and Sidcup
An hourly shuttle service will run between Dartford and Plumstead Mainline Services via Ashford will be diverted to and from London Victoria
Hastings services will Terminate and start back from Orpington
Tunbridge Wells services will Terminate and start back from Tonbridge
Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross/ Cannon Street services are suspended.
All Southeastern passengers are currently able to travel on All Southeastern High Speed services.
A signal problem at London Bridge means trains are cannot run through the station, extending journey times by at least 30 minutes.
FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT
- Trains are being diverted via Elephant & Castle and are not calling at London Bridge
Southeastern passengers may use London Buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and Tramlink services #LondonBridge
NEW: Due to Network Rail signalling problems, train services in & out of London Bridge may be cancelled or delayed. http://t.co/aQWNWHAvpK
Due to a fire in a Network Rail signal box at London Bridge, passengers are currently able to travel on all Southeastern High Speed services.
This is affecting commuters travelling to Kent and Sussex.
From now until Christmas Eve, off-peak Southeastern tickets between London and Kent are available for purchase online with a 25% discount.
The discount applies to high speed services and is on top of our ‘GroupSave’, ‘Weekender’, ‘Kids for a Quid’ ticket offers.
Southeastern also said a special high speed service would operate on Boxing Day. The service will run half hourly between Ashford and St Pancras International (between 08:00 and 20:00). Free car parking is also available at Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations on Boxing Day.
The offer is available for single and return off-peak Southeastern tickets purchased through the Southeastern website. It is not available on journeys wholly within the London Oystercard fare zones 1 - 6 or when purchasing a Travelcard.