There are widespread cancellations on the railway this morning due to a signalling fault.

All trains which run between Eastbourne and Ore have been cancelled - including services from Brighton to Hastings.

It is due to a signal issue between Hampden Park railway station and Pevensey and Westham station.

Repair work was due to finish at 8.30am but there will be disruption "until further notice".

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“Please delay your journey until later in the day if you can,” said a spokesman for National Rail.

“If you intend to travel between these stations this morning, you will need to use an alternative route which may extend your travel time by up to an hour.”

An "extremely limited" bus service is in operation between Eastbourne and Hastings, Ashford and Ham Street, and Rye and Hastings.

There is ticket acceptance on “any reasonable route to your destination” on Southern and Thameslink services, and Southeastern trains between London and Hastings and Ashord, though this does not include high-speed services.

Tickets are also accepted on the London Underground.