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Landslides spark delays on Southeastern trains between Swanley and Chatham

17 January 2014
by Thom Morris

Three landslides are causing train delays and cancellations between Swanley and Chatham.

Southeastern said train services might be cancelled, delayed or revised at short notice.

A replacement bus service is currently being run between Swanley and Chatham.

Trains will be delayed because of a landslip. Library picture

Southeastern has apologised to customers after cancelling services

Some trains are continuing to run, but at reduced speeds.

Network Rail said the first landslide happened about a mile from Longfield Station in the Meopham direction, at 6.20am today.

At first trains could continue to travel, but they were eventually stopped at 8.20am.

Shovels were used to clear the line and it reopened just after 10.30am.

A second landslide occurred at Sole Street train station just before noon.

Just after 4pm, a further landslide occurred.

A Southeastern spokesman said: "There has been a further landslip at Farningham Road.

"Network Rail are on their way to site, to clear the area. Once there, part of the line between Swanley and Chatham (in that direction only) will be blocked.

"Buses are on site for when this occurs."

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