Train services resumed after sinkhole blocks line

Train services have resumed between London Bridge and East Croydon this morning after a sink hole meant that lines had to be closed.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 9:25 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:45 am
Line now reopened between London Bridge and East Croydon

Network Rail and Thames Water engineers worked for more than a day to mend a deep hole under the railway at Forest Hill.

The hole was spotted by a lineside neighbour on Monday morning (July 18) and the railway was closed between Norwood Junction and New Cross Gate for repairs to be made.

Engineers found the problem section of pipe and had to work to seal it and divert the water. This then allowed Network Rail to begin filling in the hole with layers of concrete and stones.

The railway reopened this morning after test trains were run overnight to make sure the line was safe for passengers.

Network Rail apologises for the inconvenience caused by the issue.

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