Smoke seen emerging from Southeastern train at Abbey Wood. Big delays on line

It’s been a bad morning for commuters on Southeastern and especially those on the Woolwich line.

A train developed a fault at Abbey Wood causing smoke to appear. Southeastern state: “A train at Abbey Wood had issues with the brakes sticking on”.

A video of passengers removed from the train is seen below. What’s also noticeable is the amount of graffiti on the train.

A passenger also became ill further down the line at Charlton.

A train stuck behind saw an emergency alarm pulled.

Delays are ongoing:

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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Smoke seen emerging from Southeastern train at Abbey Wood. Big delays on line

  • November 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I must be living in a parallel dimension; that’s the second time in as many weeks that I’ve just missed a huge disruption on Southeastern! This time I was on the 0918 from Abbey Wood, which arrived into Cannon Street on schedule…

  • November 9, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Let’s face it, this benighted metropolis’ mass transit system is beyond utterly hopeless.
    £6bn+ spent in the ThamesLink / London Bridge refrurbishment to REDUCE delays… and my off-peak train on Wednesday was stuck outside London Bridge fir over 20 minutes (and not the first time this has happened) resulting in a missed medical appointment with me left ‘nursing’ a £100 no-show fee!
    Customer Services (though not much sign of the latter) at London Bridge couldn’t care less… just say “Fill in a Feedback Form!” and “Sorry for the inconvenience.”

    • November 15, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Sorry about the missed appointment, but: 20 minutes ‘only’ (should indeed be 0, with as you mentioned the mass investments made) and you missed an appointment – by 20 minutes? How about departing 30 minutes or so sooner, have a coffee as to build in a possible delay. But nope, all have to be dancing in your boots


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