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London Bridge rail services resuming after disruption

London Bridge Station
Image caption Passengers at London Bridge faced delays of up to an hour on Monday morning

Some services at London Bridge railway station are starting to resume after delays of more than an hour due to a broken-down freight train.

Thameslink trains are up and running again but Southern services are advising customers to stagger their journeys or use alternative routes.

The disruption came after thousands of people were stranded last week during rush hour.

Earlier, passengers said they were stuck on trains outside the station.

One traveller, Ket Thiru, tweeted: "Cheers Southern. Currently one hour and counting into London Bridge.

"Everyone calm at the moment, but you wait until our phone batteries expire."

A Department for Transport spokesman said it was "extremely frustrating" thousands of commuters faced unscheduled disruption "once again".

"It is vital that Network Rail and the operators keep passengers informed and we are urgently speaking to them to ensure this happens," he said.

The delays added to disruption already caused by long-running engineering works.

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