Southeastern train causes fire knocking out services

Rail services on Southeastern metro routes have been disrupted today after a train issue at Dartford sparked an electrical fire.

That in turn caused problems for Metro routes serving central London.

Train fault caused electrical fire according to Southeastern

It’s caused  further problems following a day of late trains yesterday caused by signal failures.

The company also saw a fire on a train recently.


Yesterday also saw Southeastern introduce a small number of additional trains after timetable changes in December caused numerous problems.

A reduction in services along with alterations in service destination and timings saw services struggle on a good day, let alone when any issues arose.

The small changes yesterday do not see improvements on the Greenwich line and from Abbey Wood to stations Kent, where Southeastern cuts in December result in long service gaps.



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One thought on “Southeastern train causes fire knocking out services

  • Yes services through Greenwich/maze Hill still down on previous and odd split between services giving long gaps, especially a problem from LBG on return at night as highlighted prviously. If they want people out of their cars they need to improve this.


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