Rush-hour rail delays after lightning strike
Commuters travelling back to Kent from London tonight face
delays of up to an hour after a lightning strike.
Southeastern services between St Pancras International and
Ashford International as well as Faversham are affected by the
It comes after a lightning strike just outside St Pancras
earlier this afternoon.
Some high-speed trains bound for Kent were earlier stuck on red
lights before passengers were transfered to another train.
Disruption is also affecting Eurostar services.
Meanwhile, all services between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings are
suspended after a freight train derailment near Robertsbridge in
Buses will replace trains and it is likely services will be
disrupted for most of the evening.
No passenger trains were involved in the derailment and Network
Rail staff are at the scene, working to clear the line.
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