Commuters face chaos around London Bridge as terror attack investigation continues

London commuters face Monday morning travel chaos after terror struck the capital on Saturday evening .

Police said cordons put in place while officers carry out investigation work would remain “well into Monday”, while train services will also be disrupted.

London Bridge rail station will reopen on Monday at 5am but as exit only, while the Underground station will be open, Transport for London said.

The mainline station is a key gateway for travellers heading to Kent and Surrey, with National Rail saying services on Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink are likely to be disrupted.

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British Transport Police said people may notice an increased police presence following the attacks which killed seven.

In a statement, the force said: “Members of the public should expect to see extra police officers patrolling stations in London and the south east following the attacks.

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“You may also see some of our armed police officers at stations.”

Met assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said: “The cordons in and around the London Bridge and Borough Market area will remain in place, and we encourage the public to avoid the area as our investigation is ongoing.

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“This will have an impact on travel arrangements as we head in to Monday morning, and would ask everyone to check with their travel operators and seek alternative routes wherever possible.”

An area of Borough High Street and Market is closed, as well as Montague Close and Stoney Street.

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