Tuesday 10 September 2019 7:42 am

Tube delays: Disruption strikes Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines

Severe delays are affecting three London Underground lines today as commuters face a difficult journey into work.

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The Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and the Metropolitan Line all suffered disruption in this morning’s rush hour as Transport for London (TfL) advised commuters to take alternative routes.

Severe delays plagued the Circle Line in a clockwise direction after a faulty train at Baker Street, though a good service remained on the anticlockwise route.

The Baker Street incident also caused severe delays eastbound between Hammersmith and Barking, with passengers urged to take the bus instead.

The broken down train also left the Metropolitan Line suffering severe dleays between Aldgate and Baker Street on its northbound track.

A study into the most delayed Tube lines showed that the District Line is worst offender, with 198 separate delays of at least 15 minutes in 2018.

The Metropolitan Line itself suffered 157 such delays last year, the data found.

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However, the Circle Line and Hammersmith & City Line were relatively reliable, suffering 67 incidents between them – one of the lowest numbers across the London Underground.