170 People Stuck On London Underground

About 170 people have been stuck in a tunnel on a tube on the London Underground.

The passengers were left stranded after a Central Line train hit an object on the track.

The hold-up happened between Holland Park and Shepherd's Bush.

The delay led to a second train being called in to couple up with the stranded service, before leading it out of the tunnel.

The line is used by about 700,000 passengers a day.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesman said: "The Central line [was] part suspended between Marble Arch and White City, due to a train hitting an obstruction on the track at Holland Park which has damaged the power rail.

"No customers or staff were injured. Our engineers are working flat out to restore a full service as quickly as possible but we expect delays to take a few a few hours.

"We apologise for the delays and we are doing all we can to get trains running as quickly as possible."

The problem was exasperated by a scheduled closure of the Central Line between Grange Hill and Newbury Park for engineering work.

The Bakerloo Line was also suspended between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant & Castle for about two-and-a-half hours from 08:30 following reports that a person had been hit by a train at Waterloo.


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