Tuesday 25 June 2019 8:12 am

Tube delays: Severe delays hit Northern Line as train routes flooded


Joe Curtis is the digital editor of City A.M.

Joe Curtis is the digital editor of City A.M.

Commuters faced a miserable commute to work this morning as the Tube’s Northern Line was hit with severe delays.

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Severe delays hit commuters between Morden and Camden Town northbound via the Northern Line’s Bank branch this morning following a fire alert at Morden.

That had a knock-on effect on the rest of the line, hitting trains with minor delays.


Earlier the Northern Line was suspended between Tooting Broadway and Morden due to the fire alert.

Transport for London (TfL) told passengers they could use their tickets on alternative routes into work, with London buses, trams and Thameslink services all available.

Meanwhile a faulty train caused minor delays on the Waterloo & City Line.

The Tube delays came amid wider disruption to London’s travel network as wet weather rained on passengers’ parades.

The Met Office warned Londoners they faced a wet commute to work this morning amid thunderstorms unleashing downpours and lightning over the south east.

Both Southern Rail and the Gatwick Express cancelled or delayed services while flooding hit the Green Man Tunnel.

Southern Rail warned travellers that trains running through Haywards Heath were blocked due to floods.


The train operator tweeted: “Due to heavy rain flooding the railway at Haywards Heath all lines are blocked.

You are advised to delay your commute until later where possible.”

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Gatwick Express warned: “Due to heavy rain flooding the railway near Gatwick Airport services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed.”

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