Southeastern passengers face major delays after freight train derailment near Lewisham station

first_imgSoutheastern service status at 8.50am on Tuesday Network Rail said the derailment happened shortly before 6am and that it had a team of engineers at the site by 6.15am.There were no passengers aboard and no one was injured in the incident. The derailment means trains cannot run between Dartford and Lewisham via Sidcup, with a shuttle service being arranged between Sidcup and Dartford.Trains are not running from Hastings towards London, while those from Ramsgate that normally run to Charing Cross are being diverted to London Victoria.Services starting and terminating at both Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are also suspended, Southeastern said. Derailment in Lewisham – looks like a freight train carrying ballast pic.twitter.com/pmMj6tSEgH— ChrisO (@ChrisO_wiki) January 24, 2017 Southeastern rail services are being suspended and cancelled following a freight train derailmentCredit:PA #southeastern derailed freight train at Lewisham. Plenty of information. More hell. pic.twitter.com/vAR1cawGQL— Moaning Commuter (@MoaningCommuter) January 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The firm said tickets would be accepted on bus routes, Underground services and on other rail and tram services in the area.Southeastern added: “Disruption is expected to last all day. Please make sure you check before travelling.” Southeastern passengers vented their frustration on Twitter.One user, Nicky W, said: “Another day another £southeastern disaster. Freight train derailed at Lewisham. Don’t think I will rush…” Safety first at Catford Station #lewisham @acinderellaline @ABCommuters pic.twitter.com/ws08yK51Np— Brandon Davis (@onebrandondavis) January 24, 2017center_img Southeastern A Network Rail spokesman said: “Owing to a freight train derailment between Lewisham and Hither Green services are severely disrupted into and out of Charing Cross and Cannon Street.”Passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel.” Colin Twigg wrote: “No trains to Hastings from London Bridge at all?! Because a freight train derailment at Lewisham that’s not even on that line?!”.And Emilie Murphy said: “Derailed freight train at Lewisham means Uber to Kings Cross. Think I’ll still miss my train – @virgineastcoast will you honour tickets?” A freight train has derailed in south-east London, causing major disruption to the Southeastern network.Thousands of passengers faced delays getting to work as services were suspended and cancelled on Tuesday morning.Southeastern tweeted shortly after 6am to say the train had derailed in the Lewisham area, adding: “All services through the area will be disrupted, with some services suspended.” Update #Lewisham: Please see image / link for information on the service plan: https://t.co/04ScoNj3UP pic.twitter.com/lS1kSwrbYF— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) January 24, 2017 @kirstywilks21 @Sue__Moss gah! Train derailment at Lewisham, trains right up the creek! Will get to you soonest. ;oP pic.twitter.com/ii9EkozSZh— Andrew O’Brien ❄️🌱 (@darwinboerne) January 24, 2017 Chaos on #Southeastern after derailed train @ #lewisham pic.twitter.com/ldwgwUrfpp— daniel maclaren (@danmacl) January 24, 2017 Southeastern rail services are being suspended and cancelled following a freight train derailmentlast_img read more