Piccadilly Line delays will continue on Monday

 
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Commuters face more delays on the Picadilly Line (Source: Getty)

Piccadilly Line trains will continue to be disrupted on Monday morning disrupting thousands of commuters heading to work during rush hour.

Trouble with trains on Friday brought misery to travellers heading home for the week, and that's set to continue.

Nearly half the trains on the line which runs from Heathrow in West London to Cockfosters in the north east have been put out of service by leaves on the line and other bad weather conditions.

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The shortage of trains is causing disruption and despite work over the weekend to fix some of the fleet, they have not yet been repaired for the coming week.

"I sincerely apologise to Piccadilly Line customers whose journeys have been disrupted this week," said Tony Matthews, general manager for the Piccadilly Line on Friday.

"We have had to take some Piccadilly Line trains out of service to repair their wheels, which unfortunately means we do not have a full fleet available. We’re working around the clock to fix the trains so that we can return to a good service as quickly as possible."

Commuters on the route through the heart of central London face further delays after next week when Tube drivers go on strike. A 24 hour strike will start on the evening of 6 December.

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