Signal problems cause further headache for commuters

SIGNALLING problems are causing delays on the Hastings to London Charing Cross line this morning - just hours after the line reopened following a derailment on Wednesday.

The line between Robertsbridge and Hastings reopened at 3.30pm yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after a freight train came off the tracks at Mountfield.

However it was closed again a short time afterwards due to a fallen tree on the tracks.

Replacement bus services were in operation, causing disruption to hundreds of passengers.

But signalling problems between Battle and Robertsbridge this morning (Friday) has led to cancellations, delays of up to 20 minutes and services being revised at short notice.

It is not clear when the problem will be fixed.

A spokesperson for train operator Southeastern said: “We apologise to any passengers affected by this disruption and thank them for their patience.”

Passengers are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries at www.nationalrail.co.uk for information about services before travelling.