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Train Disruption Due to Sinkhole on Track
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Poppy9560


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Post: #1
18-07-2016 02:46 PM

.....through Forest Hill between London Bridge and east Croydon

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nottinghillbilly


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Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #2
18-07-2016 03:06 PM

Yes... I had a nightmare getting home.
2 busses from new X gate.
Any idea of the cause or when it'll be fixed?
There was zero info at new cross gate.
Just awful Cursing

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Poppy9560


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Post: #3
18-07-2016 03:20 PM

sinkhole under FH Station!!!!!!!

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Foresthillbillie


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Post: #4
18-07-2016 03:42 PM
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Sherwood


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Post: #5
18-07-2016 08:10 PM

I was given some information about this at work.

There were two tracks still operational.
The Overground was not running and there were no trains from East Croydon to London Bridge.

I came home using the Hayes line. This had delays as well.

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BillieJameson


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Post: #6
18-07-2016 08:20 PM

I went via Lewisham and the P4. Could alkso do 185.

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Perryman


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Post: #7
18-07-2016 09:33 PM

It is a 50 foot deep sink hole according to the standard.
That makes little sense as the soil is clay around here.
It would be interesting to know where exactly this hole is.

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longtimegone


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Joined: May 2015
Post: #8
18-07-2016 10:21 PM

Does not this track run along the route of the Croyden canal?
Behind the old signal box along dog poo alley was the feeder reservoir for the canal.

Or for much excitement considering the 39-45 hammering the area got, maybe a collapsed entry hole for a UXB?

that'll mess up the system for the weekend for sure.

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OakR


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Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #9
19-07-2016 07:14 AM

No trains from HOP at 7 this morning is what I was told by the station guard as I approached the station.

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BarCar


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Post: #10
19-07-2016 07:19 AM
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squashst


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Post: #11
19-07-2016 07:31 AM

From southern:
On Monday a large hole developed below the track in the Forest Hill area (between East Croydon and London Bridge). Assessments and plans were made to repair and fill the hole with additional ballast material that supports the track and work on this repair has continued overnight. We are not currently able to estimate when the line will reopen however we currently expect a complete closure until at least mid afternoon today, Tuesday 19th July. We will continue to keep you updated as and when information becomes available.

From Network Rail / Thames Water
"Because of the location of the hole we are unable to run trains on this track through to London Bridge this morning and it looks likely that disruption to services will continue throughout the day. Passengers are advised to check before they travel and allow extra time for their journeys. Further details will follow as soon as they are available. We apologise sincerely for the disruption and assure passengers both Network Rail and Thames Water are working hard to restore the railway to full capacity."

Danny Leamon, Thames Water’s senior operations manager, said: “We’re acutely aware of the importance of this rail route. Our specialist teams worked through the night, and they’ll continue to work as fast as possible today to get the pipe fixed and help Network Rail get the track reopened.
”Our sewer is below the track, but it is too early to say whether the sewer pipe is the cause of the sinkhole.”

He added “This is an extremely complex job as the pipe is in a difficult location in the tracks and six metres below the ground. Engineers hope to finish repairs later today but we’re unable to put an exact time to it at this stage.”

This post was last modified: 19-07-2016 07:33 AM by squashst.

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Decker


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Post: #12
19-07-2016 11:29 AM

It's nice to live in an age where we have the capability to work from home Smile

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #13
19-07-2016 01:23 PM

Not all of us sadly.
I have to get to and from Bond St everyday.
Sad

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ForestHillier


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Post: #14
19-07-2016 02:11 PM

well for the lucky few it is - most have to travel to work every day

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Perryman


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Post: #15
19-07-2016 07:04 PM

The ES is now reporting it is a 13 foot hole rather than a 50' sink hole. And the video shows work just south of the station.
stannit link

I seem to remember a map with a old stream running from upper Sydenham down to the german bridge area which then continued towards Catford via the Perry Vale Rose gardens and Woolstone Rd. The contours of the area bear this out.

You can still hear the thing roaring underground by the bridge, but going by the man holes that run the length of the path by the rail, it was diverted and presumably now ducks under the rails by the PV car park.
I am guessing, but if that sewer failed, then it would eat a fair amount of soil pretty quickly.

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Dartmouth Road


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Post: #16
19-07-2016 09:04 PM

Just walked home, past the station, and am sorry to say it's not looking too positive for a train service in the morning.

There are three pumping tankers and a load of heavy duty pipes on Dartmouth Road and the workman at the underpass I spoke to had a pretty grim look on his face when he said it wasn't going to be a quick fix. Several workman were also looking closely at the wall of the underpass and they're currently building some scaffolding by WH Smith.

Looks like they need to divert the sewer in order to rebuild it...so spare a thought; there's always a worse job than yours.

Fingers crossed.

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Loncdl


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Joined: May 2008
Post: #17
19-07-2016 09:38 PM

Grrr this is going to take forever to sort out isn't it... Why didn't I book my holiday in July instead of August!!??

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Redalways


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Post: #18
20-07-2016 06:45 AM

Trains running On overground and Southern according to Twitter

This post was last modified: 20-07-2016 06:46 AM by Redalways.

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OakR


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Post: #19
20-07-2016 07:17 AM

Just saw a train leave and am now on an overground train which is much emptier than normal! Even have a seat!

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hoarsewhisperer


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Post: #20
04-08-2016 08:18 AM

The sinkhole is back ThumbdownCursing

Trains up the spout again - preparation for next week's strike maybe?

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