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Southeastern high-speed services disrupted as tunnel floods between St Pancras and Ebbsfleet International

High-speed rail services will be "severely disrupted" for the rest of the day amid flooding in a tunnel under the River Thames.

Southeastern says there is a "very limited service" between St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International, affecting passengers heading to and from London.

People are being told to use alternative services from Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge.

In a statement, Southeastern said: "There will be a very limited service to and from St Pancras International for the rest of the day because of flooding in a tunnel in the Ebbsfleet International area.

"Flooding has occurred in one of the two railway tunnels near Ebbsfleet, meaning only one tunnel is open. This has reduced the capacity available to run trains.

"Disruption will continue until the end of service today."

Eurostar services are also being affected by the flooding, with passengers facing delays of up to an hour as rail staff work to remove the water.

It follows a yellow weather warning being issued for Kent as 75mph winds are expected to hit the coast.

The Met Office alert stretches across the south of England and is in place from 11am on Saturday to 3am on Sunday.

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