Fire Disrupts Railway Line Between Strood and Dartford, Causing Temporary Closure and Delays

A major disruption occurred on the railway line between Strood and Dartford due to a fire that broke out near Gravesend station. The incident, which took place on Rathmore Road, required the immediate response of six fire engines.

The fire was first reported in the evening, prompting firefighters to quickly rush to the scene. They were able to extinguish the blaze within an hour, using a hose reel jet. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

As a result of the incident, train services from London to Gravesend were unable to run for the rest of the evening. Passengers were advised to use their tickets on Fastrack buses between Gravesend and Ebbsfleet International at no extra cost. Additionally, trains in both directions between Gravesend and Strood were suspended and a replacement bus service was put in place from Dartford to Gillingham.

However, by 10am, it was announced that the line through Gravesend had reopened and services were running as usual again. Commuters can expect a smooth journey this morning.

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