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London travel news LIVE: Updates as disruption hits rush-hour trains between Waterloo and Clapham Junction

Trains are disrupted from London Waterloo (Jeremy Selwyn)
Trains are disrupted from London Waterloo (Jeremy Selwyn)

Trains between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction are expected to be disrupted during the evening rush-hour until 6pm.

National Rail says all lines towards Clapham Junction are now open, following a fault on a train near Vauxhall.

But train services may still be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption predicted to continue until 6pm.

All suburban services from London Waterloo are not calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Earlsfield until further notice,” says National Rail.

Meanwhile passengers travelling from Waterloo or Vauxhall to Clapham Junction, are asked to use services for Reading and Windsor.

Follow latest updates below.

Severe delays on Elizabeth line

Tuesday 26 March 2024 19:08 , Tom Davidson

Severe delays between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow due to overhead line problems in the Ealing Broadway area.

Van fire closes A3 southbound

Tuesday 26 March 2024 16:58 , Matt Watts

The Southbound A3 from South Lane to Tolworth Roundabout has been closed due to a van fire causing lengthy tailbacks.

Delays on Elizabeth line

Tuesday 26 March 2024 16:53 , Matt Watts

Minor delays are being reported on the Elizabeth line by Transport for London between Paddington and Reading /Heathrow due to overhead line problems in the Ealing Broadway area.

M25 closures tonight

Tuesday 26 March 2024 16:05 , Robert Dex

Drivers have been warned there will be closures on the M25 tonight.

National Highways Southeast said the road would be closed anti-clockwise from junction six to junction five and clockwise from junction seven to junction eight between 10pm and 5am Wednesday.

A five-mile section of the road in Surrey was closed last weekend.

Disruption hits trains between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction until 6pm

Tuesday 26 March 2024 15:45 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Trains between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction are expected to be disruption throughout the evening rush-hour, until 6pm.

National Rail says all lines towards Clapham Junction are now open, following a fault on a train near Vauxhall.

But train services may still be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption predicted to continue until 6pm.

All suburban services from London Waterloo are not calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Earlsfield until further notice,” says National Rail.

Meanwhile passengers travelling from Waterloo or Vauxhall to Clapham Junction, are asked to use services for Reading and Windsor.

Lines towards Clapham Junction blocked, disruption expected until 4pm

Tuesday 26 March 2024 14:36 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Due to a fault on a train between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction some lines towards Clapham Junction are blocked, says South Western Railway.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised, it warns. Disruption is expected until 4pm.

Fire alert at Notting Hill Gate caused by nearby bonfire

Tuesday 26 March 2024 13:16 , Jacob Phillips

The London Fire Brigade has said it responded to reports of a smell of smoke at Notting Hill Gate Underground Station.

Firefighters conducted a search and found the smell was coming from a bonfire at a nearby property.

The Brigade was called at 12.07pm and the incident was over for firefighters at 12.52pm.

Firefighters from North Kensington fire station attended the scene.

Minor delays to Circle line

Tuesday 26 March 2024 12:57 , Jordan King

There are currently minor delays on the whole line due to an earlier fire alert at Notting Hill Gate.

Change to District line disruption

Tuesday 26 March 2024 12:52 , Jordan King

The District line was part suspended between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road - because of a fire alert at Notting Hill Gate.

It is now severely delayed.

Hammersmith and City Line delays now over

Tuesday 26 March 2024 12:27 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Earlier delays on the Hammersmith and City Line have now ended.

There are minor delays on the Piccadilly Line and DLR, while the District Line is part-suspended.

District Line part-suspended over fire alert

Tuesday 26 March 2024 12:26 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

There is currently no District Line service between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road.

TfL says it is responding to a fire alert at Notting Hill Gate.

Minor delays on Hammersmith and City Line

Tuesday 26 March 2024 11:30 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

We just reported that a good service had been restored to the Hammersmith and City Line, but TfL now says there are minor delays again due to “a member of staff taken ill on train earlier at Aldgate East”.

Hammersmith and City Line disruption now over

Tuesday 26 March 2024 11:22 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

TfL says earlier severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Line are now over, and that a good service is now running across the line.

Euston trains delayed by 'animals on the railway'

Tuesday 26 March 2024 10:08 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Trains running between London Euston and Watford Junction in north-west London may be delayed by up to 15 minutes due to “animals on the railway” around Kensal Green, says TfL.

Minor delays on Central Line and DLR

Tuesday 26 March 2024 09:44 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Earlier severe delays on the Central Line have been downgraded by TfL to ‘minor’. They are affecting services between White City and Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip.

Minor delays are also still affecting the DLR between Stratford and Canary Wharf.

There is a good service on all other TfL lines.

Severe delays on Central Line westbound

Tuesday 26 March 2024 09:35 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

There are severe delays westbound on the Central Line between Leytonstone and White City, says TfL.

This is due to a faulty train at Liverpool Street which is reportedly being repaired.

Elizabeth Line and Great Western Railway disruption now expected until 9.30am

Tuesday 26 March 2024 08:59 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Disruption to train services into London, caused by a signalling fault in the Taplow area, is now expected to last until 9.30am, says National Rail.

Services affected are:

  • Elizabeth line between Reading and Abbey Wood

  • Great Western Railway between Penzance / Paignton / Carmarthen / Weston-super-Mare / Worcester Shrub Hill / Oxford and London Paddington

District Line delays over, DLR delays continue

Tuesday 26 March 2024 08:30 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Delays on the District Line have now ended, says TfL, but minor delays on the DLR between Stratford and Canary Wharf continue.

District Lines delays downgraded to minor

Tuesday 26 March 2024 08:23 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Earlier severe delays on the District Line have been downgraded by TfL to ‘minor’.

The delays are affecting the stretch between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway in both directions, and between Towel Hill and Earl’s Court westbound early.

One lane closed and traffic tailing back on M4 westbound

Tuesday 26 March 2024 07:50 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Traffic is tailing back on the M4 westbound, where one lane is closed due to a crash.

The congestion is affecting the M4 between junction 3 at the A312 The Parkway, for Hayes, and junction 4 for Heathrow and Uxbridge.

Elizabeth Line disruptions expected until 9am

Tuesday 26 March 2024 07:34 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Disruptions are expected to affect the Elizabeth Line right through rush-hour this morning.

A fault with the signalling system at Taplow means trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards London, says National Rail.

As a result, Elizabeth line trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 15 minutes.

Delays hit commuters on DLR

Tuesday 26 March 2024 07:15 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Minor delays are affecting the DLR this morning, between Stratford and Canary Wharf.

This is due to a faulty train at Poplar, says TfL, which adds there is a good service on the rest of the line.

Severe delays on District Line

Tuesday 26 March 2024 07:06 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

There are severe delays on a large stretch of the District Line this morning.

The delays are affecting the section between Earl's Court and Ealing Broadway/Richmond, and are due to an earlier signal failure at Turnham Green, says TfL.