Central line delays: Commuters face rush hour chaos due to delays on busiest line

Tom Powell
Central line: Frustrated commuters suffered severe delays (file picture): @RossLydall

Commuters are set to face rush hour chaos as they battle to get home amid “severe delays” on the entire Central line.

Faulty trains at Holborn and Bethnal Green stations earlier in the day caused residual delays which remained at 5pm on Wednesday.

There was no service in both directions between Leytonstone and Liverpool Street at around 11am, with the line returning to severe delays at midday.

The Central line revealed on Twitter that the delays had been reduced to 'minor' soon after 5pm.

Frustrated commuters took to social media to lament another afternoon of delays on London’s busiest Tube line.

One posted on Twitter: “is this some sort of joke? every day this week theres been problems, during rush hour too.”

Wayne Hadfield pondered: “What in the world is going on with the Central line lately?”

Another declared: "The central line truly is Satan's tube line. Forever ruining plans and ambition."

Greater Anglia announced it is accepting Central line tickets on all reasonable routes including to Harlow.

There were also delays on the Northern line earlier today after a person was hit by a train at Archway station.

British Transport Police were called to the north London station at 10.15am and confirmed that the man hit by the train was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for BTP said: “Work is now underway to identify the man and inform his family.”