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Forest Hill: New hole hits London Bridge rail services

Engineer inspects the hole Image copyright Fiona Gillies
Image caption Southern warned of disruption in the area until 18:00 BST

A hole that opened under a railway line caused major travel disruption for a second time in just weeks.

Lines into London Bridge station were shut for safety and services cancelled, following the discovery of the 50cm-wide hole at Forest Hill, south-east London, on Thursday.

It comes after 13ft-deep hole opened in the same area on 18 July, also forcing lines into London Bridge to be shut.

All lines into London Bridge re-opened on Friday morning.

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Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption A 13ft-deep hole causing widespread disruption in July

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