Rail lines open after sink hole repaired

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All railway lines are now open following the discovery of a small hole between Eastbourne and London Bridge yesterday (Thursday).

Network Rail’s acting area director, Robert Coulson, said, “Normal train services between London and East Croydon will resume this morning (Friday) after Network Rail engineers repaired a hole beneath the track at Forest Hill.

“We have been monitoring the site of the previous hole at Forest Hill since it occurred on July 18.

“Our engineers picked up on the new hole, in the same area, at 3am on Thursday morning.

“The hole was a shallow dip, where it appears that the stones used to fill the previous hole had ‘settled’ over time causing a gap under the tracks.

“Network Rail would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers whose journeys were disrupted whilst we carried out these repairs.”

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