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Southeastern services facing delays after lorry hits railway bridge at Chestfield and Swalecliffe station

Rail passengers are facing delays this afternoon after a lorry hit a bridge at Chestfield and Swalecliffe station.

Southeastern say they were unable to run trains over the bridge for 45 minutes after the collision at 12.30pm.

A Southeastern train

A Southeastern train

The operator was given the all clear following an inspection by Network Rail who confirmed it was safe to run services.

A spokesman said: "We were given the all clear at 1.15pm and are experiencing knock-on delays to services of around 30-45 minutes."

Both police and the British Transport Police say they have no record of the incident.

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