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Train derailment in Tonbridge sparks delays and cancellations

Rail service disruption is set to continue into tomorrow after a train came off the tracks.

Passengers have been warned to expect delays or cancellations after today's derailment in Tonbridge until at least Monday night.

A Southern train came off the tracks at sidings in Tonbridge. Stock pic.
A Southern train came off the tracks at sidings in Tonbridge. Stock pic.

Rail firm Southern says the train left the line at low-speed in sidings just outside the town shortly before 7am.

It is believed no one was hurt in the incident, which involved a non-passenger service.

The line between Tonbridge and Redhill was blocked in both directions but has now reopened, although services through Tonbridge have been cancelled or disrupted.

Southern has arranged replacement buses to run between Tonbridge and Redhill.

Commuters on Monday are warned that there is going to be a reduced service between Tunbridge Wells and Charing Cross.

A spokesman for Southeastern said: "Network Rail engineers have been working through the day to re-rail the train and check the signalling and track systems in the area.

"Due to the nature of the problem, it is not going to be possible to complete the work before Monday night."

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