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Storm latest: Woolwich and Bexleyheath lines blocked by trees and damage to tower blocks

Greenwich Peninsula tower

Fallen trees are blocking the Woolwich and Bexleyheath railway lines into London. With the Sidcup line closed for engineering work there is currently no service on any Dartford line. High winds are also affecting housing towers and blocks.

Greenwich Peninsula tower

11:15am UPDATE: Dartford station is also now closed due to damage.

11:30am UPDATE: It appears a train struck a tree at Slade Green according to Network rail. No news yet on damage.

4:30pm UPDATE: Victoria station roof is damaged. Platforms 1-6 are out of use.

These are some of just a number of incidents across Southeastern’s network:

Other storm related reports show damage to the Discovery School roof in Thamesmead, a Abbey Wood housing block’s roof and balconies at new towers in Greenwich.

Roof tiles coming loose

Tiles are blowing onto Panfield Road below.

The worst winds are due this afternoon.


  1. Ben smith

    Which school is damaged

  2. CDT

    The winds seem to be increasing more now with the than they were earlier in the day so more damage to buildings and trees faliing could be expected this afternoon and evening.

    Commuters can expect travel chaos tomorrow why the lines are cleared and any damage repaired.

    My thoughts are also with those out and about today working for our emergency servicesin these horrible weather conditions.

  3. Those balconies are not made of glass then.

  4. CDT

    I thought the balconies were made of glass. Which to be honest are not safe or practical if they fell to the ground they could kill someone walking underneath. They would have to be extra toughen glass for health and safety reasons.

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