Commuters are tonight facing long delays and experiencing “dangerous” crowds due to delays out of London Bridge.
Passengers waiting on the platform are reporting their concern at large crowds that have built up at the station due to delayed and cancelled trains.
Many of the routes affected are operated by Southern Rail, which runs services to several towns in west Kent.
The huge crowd at London Bridge tonight. Picture: Andrew Eliott
The train company blames “severe congestion” for the delays and cancellations, and is offering alternative routes to stranded commuters.
Southeastern Trains has said it is accepting Southern Rail tickets to Tunbridge Wells.
Wow, #LondonBridge is the worst I’ve ever seen it. People literally being crushed waiting. No staff to be seen anywhere.
— Oliver Hume (@Trybius) January 5, 2015
**Many apologies, due to severity of disruption, we can’t answer all tweets immediately. Thanks for your patience**
— SouthernRailUK (@SouthernRailUK) January 5, 2015
Other train companies including Thames Link and South West Trains are accepting Southern Rail tickets on “reasonable” routes.
Commuters have described being packed “like sardines” on the platform. Picture: Lizzie Fenwick