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Major Disruption on Rail Services Following Incident at Hither Green

Following a person being struck by a train at Hither Green, rail lines have reopened between Lewisham and Dartford/Orpington. However, commuters should expect continued disruptions throughout the day as services resume.

The incident, which led to the closure of all lines for over three hours, prompted a swift response from emergency services.

What Happened?

Emergency services were called to an incident between Lewisham and Orpington earlier today, resulting in the temporary closure of all rail lines. After several hours of disruption, the lines have been reopened.

How Does This Affect My Journey?

While trains are now running on all routes, commuters should anticipate ongoing delays and cancellations until the end of the day. London Bridge station may experience increased congestion as a result of the incident.

Network Rail and Southeastern may implement queuing systems at stations to facilitate smoother movement for passengers.

What Do I Need to Do?

Travelers are advised to allocate extra time for their journeys this evening. Alternative transportation options, including London Buses and the London Underground, are available between affected stations at no additional cost.

Passengers can utilize the Elizabeth line between Central London and Abbey Wood, as well as the Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich, without incurring extra charges.

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