Trains are currently not running between Margate and Broadstairs after a lorry hit a bridge, meaning all lines are now blocked.
The bridge in Margate at Ramsgate Road/Queens Avenue, is being examined by engineers before trains can resume.
The line between #Margate & #Broadstairs is currently blocked while we await engineers on site to assess damage of a bridge. Buses will be en route to run between Margate and Ramsgate until further notice. https://t.co/ZDuf8K6eW4
— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) June 21, 2018
A National Rail statement says: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between Margate and Broadstairs all lines are blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 3:15pm.
“If travelling between Margate and Broadstairs, you journey time is likely to be extended. Check your train before you travel.
“You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.”
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 12.41pm after a lorry collided with a railway bridge on Ramsgate Road, Margate.
“No injuries were reported but Network Rail has been made aware of the incident.”
UPDATE: Line reopened just before 4pm. All trains now running between the two stations.
CLEARED: #Margate – Trains are now able to run normally between Margate and Broadstairs, following a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier today.
— National Rail (@nationalrailenq) June 21, 2018