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Victoria and Waterloo rail services return to normal

Passengers stuck at Victoria station
Image caption Trains out of Victoria station were affected by the power outage

Services out of two of London's busiest rail stations have returned to normal after lightning strikes badly damaged signalling equipment.

Lightning hit a power substation near Wandsworth on Thursday causing a power surge which affected signalling for trains using Victoria and Waterloo.

Network Rail said the first strikes had hit at about 17:30 BST on Thursday.

Southeastern passengers travelling from Victoria station were worst affected and services were suspended.

Engineers worked through the night and managed to restore power to the line, Network Rail said.

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