Tube delays: Commuter chaos as signal failures spark meltdown on major Underground lines

Fiona Simpson
Tube chaos: Four major Underground lines have been hit by delays: PA

Frustrated commuters faced hour-long delays as signal failures sparked severe delays on four major London Underground lines during rush hour.

Technical issues at Edgware Road and Queens Park sent the Bakerloo line, Circle and District lines and Hammersmith and City lines on Friday.

Passengers faced severe delays on the Bakerloo line which was suspended between Queens Park and Paddington.

The District and Hammersmith and City lines were suspended between Hammersmith and Edgware Road.

Circle line services were cancelled between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington.

Paddington Station was evacuated earlier on Friday due to a fire alert.

Furious Lononders took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

One user wrote: “10 solid days of rush hour delays or suspensions on @circleline. Incapable of running a good service. Absolutely incapable.”

Another added: “@districtline @bakerlooline both a shambles. How am I supposed to get to Paddington?”

Hannah Riley wrote: “The one day I leave work early and there's severe delays on the District Line Stuck at Earls Court.”

Josie Short added: “Paddington station is crazy. How is there no underground?”

In a statement posted on their website Transport for London urged passengers to use London buses and Overground routes.

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