London Bridge station hit by delays and cancellations as commuters face another evening of travel chaos

 
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Commuters were faced with more crowds during rush hour (Source: @JakubowskiSD)

Commuters travelling through London Bridge faced another evening of delays cancellations and disruption - on the same day new efforts to ease overcrowding were introduced.

Rush hour commuters have been hit with severe delays and cancellations to services running from the station to the south of London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex due to a signalling failure.

It’s just the latest in a string of issues at London Bridge which have caused commuters to vault barriers and police to be called in to manage crowds and comes on the same day that Network Rail pledged new measures to keep passengers safe.

Travellers turned to Twitter to air their frustration.

MP for Camberwell and Peckham asked commuters to tweet her their rush hour commuting experiences.

The signal failure hit services between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, however, services were still being affected by 7pm.

Network Rail, which is ultimately responsible for the management of train services, had advised people to avoid using the station if possible.

The firm's managing director Phil Hufton today wrote to rail minister Claire Perry outlining a number of actions being taken to ease the dangerous overcrowding, the Evening Standard reports.

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