South London sinkhole causes rail misery in evening rush hour

South London sinkhole causes rail misery in evening rush hour

Network Rail moves more than 50 tonnes of ballast to shore up track but warns travel problems could last until end of Monday

A four-metre-deep sinkhole opened up underneath railway lines in south London on Monday, causing travel chaos for commuters, who were advised to avoid one of the capital’s busiest stations just as the evening rush hour was getting under way.

Network Rail said it was moving more than 50 tonnes of ballast to the scene in Forest Hill to try and shore up the track, but said travel problems could last until the end of the day.

⚠️ Services continue to be disrupted by a large hole under the tracks. Latest info https://t.co/3ffJZSC6TM pic.twitter.com/YmbjccTng7

For the record @SouthernRailUK a hole in the track is your best excuse yet. #southernrail

The sinkhole at Forest Hill must be what all the trains have been disappearing into in the last few months #ForestHill #southernfail

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Source: Guardian Transport

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