Sinkhole on train line latest

Eastbourne Railway Station SUS-151109-105117001
Eastbourne Railway Station SUS-151109-105117001

Train services have resumed between Eastbourne and London Bridge this morning (Wednesday) after Network Rail and Thames Water engineers worked for more than a day to mend a deep hole under the railway line.

The hole was spotted by a lineside neighbour on Monday morning and the railway was closed between Norwood Junction and New Cross Gate for repairs to be made.

Engineers found the problem section of pipe and had to work to seal it and divert the water.

A spokesperson said that allowed Network Rail to begin filling in the hole with layers of concrete and stones.

The railway reopened this morning after test trains were run overnight to make sure the line was safe for passengers.

The spokesperson said, “Network Rail apologises for the inconvenience caused by the issue.”

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