UPDATE: London Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations remain closed until further notice following gas leak

London Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations will remain closed as a precaution until further notice following a gas leak in a nearby road.

Southeastern services are being diverted into London Victoria, Cannon Street and Blackfriars stations and some services may be delayed or cancelled as a result.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident and a cordon and road closures are also in place. People are advised to avoid the area.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Both Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations are currently closed owing to a gas leak in a nearby road. We will reopen these stations as soon as we have clearance from emergency services that it is safe to do so. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.”

A Southeastern spokesperson said “Due to a gas leak, we’re currently unable to run services into Charing Cross or Waterloo East. We’re doing everything possible to work around this and keep people moving, and will be running trains into other London stations, however there will be some unavoidable delays and cancellations this morning. Tickets will accepted on other services, including London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and advise passengers to check before they travel by visiting our website, downloading our free travel app ‘On Track’ or visiting National Rail.”