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Waterloo station - people as far as the eye can see (Photo credit: Rob Fenwick)

Mainline out of three of London’s busiest stations where cancelled or heavily disrupted by lightning strikes last night.

Network Rail said the lightning hit a power substation near Wandsworth causing major problems to signalling in the area, also causing power failures outside Cannon Street Station.

Trains operating out of , and Waterloo where affected.

A spokesman for the operator said engineers had managed to restore power and that the vast majority of services should operate as usual morning.

Engineers were currently carrying out repairs to the signalling systems which had been damaged by the power surge from the lightning strike.

All services out of Victoria and Cannon Street where suspended while Gatwick Express services from Victoria and South West Trains from Waterloo where affected by the with a delay of up to 40 minutes.

All Southern trains between and London Victoria via Denmark Hill where  suspended.

Other train services operating from both Victoria and Waterloo which do not go through these areas have not been affected by the power failure.

via BBC News

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