No trains have been able to run from central London towards Kent on the Eltham and Bexleyheath line since just after 6pm due to a door fault on a train at Blackheath.
Other trains are being diverted via the Woolwich and Sidcup lines with disruption widespread on those.
It comes just a week after Bexleyheath line passengers had their line reopen after a week of no service due to a landslip.
Southeastern are expected to see new trains in the next franchise if/when the DfT ever award it. One rumour is they will be given 5-carriage trains form South West Railway – which isn’t great on a network which saw millions spent to create 12-carriage platforms except Woolwich Dockyard – where selective door operation would be needed (its on many other routes).
UPDATE: the door issue has seen the train terminate and it should move to a depot soon.