A low speed derailment took place at Hoo junction and has caused travel delays to services between London and Kent
A freight train has derailed between London and Kent, causing travel chaos for those travelling from St Pancras.
Network Rail apologised to passengers who were delayed this morning, and said a low speed derailment took place at the Hoo junction.
A spokesman added that “one wheel has come off the rails and some wagons are blocking the down line.”
They company tweeted to say: “Our teams have sourced a rescue locomotive and driver who should be on site shortly.
“Then they will attach to the wagons blocking passenger trains and pull them clear and back into the sidings.
“We’re aiming to have the train cleared by around 9am.
“However, these recoveries can prove tricky sometimes so please continue to check before you travel for the latest info and alternative options.”
Although lines are now clear of the freight trains and the rescue vehicles, delays and cancellations are still expected into the afternoon.
All trains from Gravesend towards Rochester are cancelled, and trains from Rochester to Dartford being delayed.
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