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Flash flooding overflows across London’s Tube network suspending the lines

by LLB Reporter
13th Jul 21 11:44 am

Many parts of London’s Tube network has been hit with flash flooding with some lines being suspended as almost three inches of rain struck in 90 minutes following torrential rain.

Five sections of the District line, London Overground and the Circle line were suspended as a result of flooding on the track near to Royal Oak station.

A spokesperson for TfL said, “Due to the weather last night, there has been significant flooding in different areas across the capital, which has had an impact on our services across the transport network.

“We apologise to our customers for any disruption and are working hard to minimise the impact to our services.

“With some bus routes on diversion and Tube and Rail services affected, we strongly advise that customers check for the latest information before they travel to ensure they have a safe and smooth journey.”

Engineers were fixing signalling issues as Gunnerbury station in Chiswick was flooded and services from Turnham Green to Richmond, Earl’s Court to Edgeware Road along with Earl’s Court to South Kensington were all suspended.

Network Rail added, “Yesterday [Monday], heavy rain flooded the railway lines at London Euston. Consequently, trains were unable to run to / from the station.

“However, lines between London Euston and Watford Junction have now reopened for Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper and London Northwestern Railway services.

“Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern Railway trains to and from London Euston may be subject to short notice cancellations or delays of up to 30 minutes until approximately 9am.

“London Overground services are still unable to run between London Euston and Kilburn High Road.”

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