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London travel news LIVE: District line chaos after empty train derailed and Overground


 (Jeremy Selwyn)

(Jeremy Selwyn)

Passengers on the District Line are facing severe delays on Monday morning while Transport for London deals with a derailed empty train.

Earlier commuters faced 30 minute delays at rush hour as some lines were blocked between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

Trains are also unable to run between Willesden Junction and Richmond on the London Overground and there are severe delays between Stratford and Clapham Junction due to an obstruction on the overhead wires at Willesden Junction.

The Bakerloo line was also part suspended between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone while Network Rail fix a signal failure. It has led to delays on the rest of the line.There are also severe delays on both the Piccadilly and Northern Lines due to signal failures.

There are reports of slow traffic on various sections of the M25.

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Northern Line severely delayed

13:00 , Josh Salisbury

There are severe delays on a large stretch of the Northern Line between Camden Town and Morden via Bank due to a signal failure at Oval.

TfL says there is a good service on the rest of the line.

Delays on the Elizabeth Line

11:27 , Jacob Phillips

There are 15 minute delays on the Elizabeth Line between Whitechapel and Shenfield due to an obstruction on the track at Maryland.

National Rail has warned that disruption is expected until 1pm.

Long delays near Brent Cross following fatal crash

11:18 , Jacob Phillips

There are long delays near Brent Cross as police investigate a car crash that killed three young men.

Five people, all believed to be in their 20’s, were in the vehicle when the car ploughed into trees in the incident on Sunday evening.

The A5 at the roundabout underneath Staples Corner (West) remains closed and there are long delays in the area.

Congestion has built up to the M1 back to Junction 2 (Fiveways Corner), and diverting down the A1 and A41 through Hendon.

The A406 queues from Neasden to Brent Cross.

There is still no access onto the A5 southbound or North Circular westbound from Staples Corner.

 (John Dunne / ES)

(John Dunne / ES)

Trains unable to run on the Circle Line

11:00 , Jacob Phillips

There is currently no service clockwise on the Circle Line while Transport for London fix a signal failure at Gloucester Road.

Trains unable to run on the London Overground

10:15 , Jacob Phillips

There is no service on the London Overground between Stratford and Richmond as well as to Clapham Junction.

The issue is being caused by an obstruction on the overhead electric wires at Willesden Junction, Transport for London has said.

Severe delays on three Tube lines

10:05 , Jacob Phillips

There are currently severe delays on three Tube lines while trains are unable to run between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters on the Piccadilly Line but to a signal failure.

A signal failure is causing severe delays between Stonebridge Park and Harrow and Wealdstone on the Bakerloo Line.

There are further severe delays on the Central Line between Woodford and Hainault while Transport for London fix a faulty train.

Meanwhile long delays remain on the District Line after an empty train derailed.

Three people killed in car crash at Staples Corner

09:59 , Jacob Phillips

Three people have been killed and one person is critically injured after a car crash.

Police were called at 11.26pm on Sunday to reports of a road traffic incident involving a car with five men believed to be in their early 20s inside at Staples Corner retail park.

Sadly three people were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were taken to hospital.

One is in a critical condition while the other person’s condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

Read the full story here.

Exit on M25 reopens following crash

09:46 , Jacob Phillips

An exit has reopened on the M25 in Essex after a collision involving a car and a motorbike.

The anti-clockwise exit for junction 30 (Mardyke) was closed on Monday morning due to the police incident.

Exit shut on the M25 after collision between car and motorbike

07:58 , Jacob Phillips

An exit has been shut on the M25 in Essex after a collision involving a car and a motorbike.

The anti-clockwise exit for junction 30 (Mardyke) is closed due to the police incident.

There is no access to the A13 westbound for M25 clockwise traffic or for A13 westbound traffic to continue on the A13 westbound.

The anti-clockwise distributor road between J31 and J30 is also closed.

National Highways has warned the closures are likely to be in place throughout the morning.

Lines blocked between Clapham Junction and London Victoria during rush hour

07:50 , Jacob Phillips

Commuters are facing 30 minute delays at rush hour as some lines are blocked between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

Disruption is expected until midday on the Gatwick Express between Brighton and Victoria as well as on a range of Southern services.

Severe delays across District Line due to derailed train

07:33 , Jacob Phillips

Transport for London has warned there are severe delays on the District Line while they deal with a derailment of an empty train.

Tickets are being accepted on London Buses, DLR, South Western Railway and C2C.

Reports of slow traffic on M25

07:21 , Matt Watts

There is heavy traffic on the M25 anticlockwise from J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout), according to Inrix.

It also reports slow traffic due to crash on the shoulder of the M25 clockwise before J15 M4.



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