Major delays on train services to and from Eastbourne

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There are major problems on the railway this morning after a sinkhole opened up below a mainline track.

Services between Eastbourne and London Bridge are likely to be cancelled today, says Southern Rail.

A spokesperson said, “On Monday a large hole developed below the track in the Forest Hill area between East Croydon and London Bridge. “Assessments and plans were made to repair and fill the hole with additional ballast material that supports the track and work on this repair has continued overnight.

“We are not currently able to estimate when the line will reopen however we currently expect a complete closure until at least mid afternoon today, Tuesday.

“A reduced train service will operate to and from London Bridge with train services using a diversionary route.

“London Bridge to Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis services are expected to be mostly cancelled.”

“Please check with National Rail before travelling, alterations and further information will be made available once confirmed.”

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