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London travel news LIVE: Delays to Liverpool Street and Stratford lines after person hit by train

Several different lines, including Greater Anglia, have been affected (Flickr / @camperdown)
Several different lines, including Greater Anglia, have been affected (Flickr / @camperdown)

London Liverpool Street trains are facing disruption after a person was hit between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt.

All lines between these stations are closed, with trains being cancelled, delayed or diverted via Seven Sisters.

The services affected include Greater Anglia, the London Overground and the Stansted Express.

Meanwhile, delays to the Hammersmith and City Line have finally cleared up, after the whole afternoon saw disruption which ran into the evening.

For latest travel updates please scroll down.

Severe delays on District Line

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:01 , Matt Watts

Severe delays are being reported on the District Line between Earl's Court and Ealing Broadway / Richmond, due to an earlier faulty train at Earl's Court.

Severe delays to Hammersmith and City Line

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:02 , Matt Watts

Transport for London are reporting severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Line due to a faulty train, which is being fixed.

Severe delays and part suspension on Circle Line

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:08 , Matt Watts

Transport for London are reporting no service clockwise on the Circle Line due to an earlier faulty train. There are also severe delays anti-clockwise.

Thameslink line blocked over repairs

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:24 , Josh Salisbury

The line towards Uckfield and East Grinstead is blocked because of track repairs, Thameslink has said.

This is affecting southbound Thameslink services from Bedford to East Grinstead.

Trains running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed until at least 9am.

Heavy traffic near Heathrow

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:49 , Josh Salisbury

There is heavy traffic on a section of the M3 London-bound near Heathrow Airport due to a stalled car.

One lane has been closed with queuing traffic before J2 M25. Congestion to J3 Lightwater.

Separately, here is also heavy traffic on the M25 anticlockwise from J17 (Maple Cross) to J15 for the M4.

Disruption after person taken ill on Elizabeth Line

Tuesday 19 March 2024 07:53 , Josh Salisbury

There are minor delays on the Elizabeth Line in east London after a passenger was taken ill onboard a train earlier.

After the incident at Forest Gate, all lines are now open.

Trains running between Stratford and Shenfield may continue to be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised as service recovers, Network Rail advises.

Disruption is expected until 8:15am.

Lines reopen near Oxted but delays expected

Tuesday 19 March 2024 08:30 , Josh Salisbury

Lines have now reopened after a track inspection at Oxted.

It has meant that Southern services between London Victoria and East Grinstead, and between London Bridge and Uckfield are disrupted.

Thameslink services between Bedford / London Bridge and East Grinstead are also disrupted.

Delays are expected until at least 9am.

Avanti West Coast services disrupted over Euston points failure

Tuesday 19 March 2024 09:48 , Josh Salisbury

A points failure between London Euston and Watford Junction means that some lines are blocked, throwing some services into disarray.

Trains running between these stations may be cancelled, or delayed.

Affected services are Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Chester / Holyhead / Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Glasgow Central

London Northwestern Railway between Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Rugby / Birmingham New Street / Crewe are also affected.

Queuing traffic near North Circular over repairs

Tuesday 19 March 2024 11:11 , Josh Salisbury

There is queuing traffic and two lanes closed due to emergency manhole repairs on North Circular Eastbound after Hall Lane in Edmonton.

According to traffic monitoring websites, this is causing congestion to the Fore Street Tunnel in Edmonton, and back over the Cooks Ferry Flyover.

Minor delays on Hammersmith and City line

Tuesday 19 March 2024 12:30 , Josh Salisbury

There are currently minor delays on the Hammersmith and City Line due to train cancellations.

However, there is a good service on all other lines.

Elizabeth Line services disrupted to and from Shenfield

Tuesday 19 March 2024 13:42 , Josh Salisbury

A fault with the signalling system at Shenfield in east London is causing disruption to Elizabeth line services running to and from the station.

The route between Heathrow Terminal 5 / London Paddington and Shenfield is affected.

As a result trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 2.15pm.

Serious delays on Blackfriars Bridge

Tuesday 19 March 2024 16:44 , Jordan King

The delays are affecting [A201] Blackfriars Bridge (both directions) between [A201] Blackfriars Road and [A3211] Blackfriars Underpass - Cycle lane and lane 2 closures in place in both directions to facilitate works by City of London.

New Bridge Street southbound lane 1 and Queen Victoria Street southbound lane 2 are also closed.

Delays at London Blackfriars expected until 6pm

Tuesday 19 March 2024 16:45 , Jordan King

Due to a fault with the signalling system at London Blackfriars, Thameslink trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines towards London St Pancras International. As a result, trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.

The following routes are affected:

Between Bedford and Brighton / East Grinstead / Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges, and between Cambridge and Brighton, and between Peterborough and Horsham, and between Finsbury Park / Welwyn Garden City and Sevenoaks, and between St Albans and Sutton, and between West Hampstead Thameslink and East Grinstead / Orpington / Rainham, also between Luton and Orpington / Rainham / Three Bridges

Hammersmith and City line still delayed

Tuesday 19 March 2024 18:49 , Jordan King

The Hammersmith and City line is still facing minor delays.

Disruption between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Cheshunt

Tuesday 19 March 2024 18:52 , Jordan King

A person has been hit by a train between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Whilst the emergency services carry out their work, all lines between these stations are closed.

Trains may be cancelled, delayed or diverted via Seven Sisters until approximately 7.45pm.

The following routes are affected:

  • Greater Anglia services between Stratford and Bishops Stortford / Broxbourne / Meridian Water, also between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge / Cambridge North / Ely / Hertford East

  • London Overground services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town

  • Stansted Express services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Hammersmith and City Line no longer delayed

Tuesday 19 March 2024 19:01 , Jordan King

The Hammersmith and City Line was delayed throughout the whole of Tuesday afternoon but this has finally cleared up.

Good night

Tuesday 19 March 2024 21:53 , Jordan King

That concludes the Evening Standard’s coverage of London travel.

Check back in with us tomorrow for more.