Line reopens after Network Rail engineers complete Forest Hill repairs: Work to fill the large hole found under the railway tracks at Forest Hill is completed

Wednesday 20 Jul 2016

Line reopens after Network Rail engineers complete Forest Hill repairs

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands
South East

Train services have resumed between London Bridge and East Croydon this morning after Network Rail and Thames Water engineers worked for more than a day to mend a deep hole under the railway at Forest Hill

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. This then 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.

Network Rail apologises for the inconvenience caused by the issue.

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