Live: Thameslink and Southeastern trains disrupted after tree falls on track

Live: Thameslink and Southeastern trains disrupted after tree falls on track

Train services between Southeastern and Thameslink have been disrupted after a tree fell on the track this morning (Tuesday 9 July).

No train services can operate on the line between Maze Hill and Greenwich until it is removed from the railway line.




The disruption has consequences for:

  • Southeastern services between Dartford/Gillingham/Gravesend/Lee/Slade Green and London Cannon Street, including London Cannon Street circle services
  • Thameslink services between Rainham and Bedford/Luton/West Hampstead Thameslink, also between Gillingham and Luton


National Rail advises that trains may be cancelled, delayed or diverted so you should find an alternative route via the DLR, London Underground, Elizabeth Line or London Buses. Tickets are valid on these services at no extra cost.

Follow our live coverage below for the latest updates.

Get the latest travel news about London’s roads, trains and buses with our new London Traffic and Travel newsletter. You can sign up here.



What we know so far

Welcome to our live blog about the rail disruption caused by a fallen tree in Greenwich. Here’s what we know so far:

  • A tree has fallen on the tracks between Maze Hill and Greenwich
  • This means that no trains can run between London and Dartford via Woolwich

  • Trains cannot continue until the tree is removed

  • The lines affected are Thameslink and Southeastern

  • Disruptions are expected until 8:00 am

  • People who already have a ticket can use it on alternative routes