Meanwhile, commuters in west of county continue to struggle after train derails

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Commuters are facing major delays getting into and out of London this morning after a fallen tree sparked chaos.

The tree fell on the mainline between Ashford International and Maidstone East, meaning all services on the line were suspended until it was cleared.

Southeastern say the line was finally cleared just before 8.30am and services were resumed - albeit subject to delays.

A replacement bus service operated between the two stations in both directions while the clear up operation took place.

Passengers were accepted on the High Speed services between St Pancras International - Maidstone West. London Underground services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

It adds to the misery of those in the west of the county.

Due to a freight train derailment near Robertsbridge on the Kent/Sussex border, services are suspended between Robertsbridge and Hastings. Buses will replace trains until further notice. A crane has been called in to re-rail the locomotive and Network Rail is onsite working to clear the line and assess for any damage.

It is expected that the line is likely to remain closed for the most of the day.

Passengers are advised that a special service from Robertsbridge to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street and back to Robertsbridge will operate departing at ten past and forty past every hour from Robertsbridge to London, calling all station to Tonbridge then fast to London Bridge.

At 15 and 45 minutes past a service returning from London to Robertsbridge, via Tonbridge, will operate.

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