Signal failures cause chaos on Victoria, District Lines as Southeastern commuters face yet more disruption after another landslide at Barnehurst

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A second landslide at Barnehurst meant more pain for south London commuters this morning, with lines going into London Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross from Dartford were closed yet again.

A first landslide on Monday had brought chaos to commuters using the Bexleyheath line, with stations including Lewisham affected.

Network Rail had deployed engineers to get the track back up and running, however a second landslide last night has meant it is facing chaos yet again.

Southeastern said it was now hoping the line would return to normal tomorrow (15 January).

Commuters attempting to get to work this morning were offered alternatives including a "limited replacement bus service" running between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath, however they were being advised to use alternative services via Sidcup and Woolwich.

Commuters were also told they could travel via DLR, London Underground and London buses.

The disruption came as signal failures knocked out the Victoria Line between Brixton and Victoria, while there were also severe delays on the District Line between Edgeware Road and Wimbledon, owing to an earlier signal failure at Fulham Broadway.