March 11 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A concrete mishap has closed the Victoria Line tonight between Warren Street and Brixton after masses of quick-setting stone leaked into the signal station at Victoria.
Photographs were leaked onto the website UsVsTh3M showing what happened before Transport for London admitted what had happened.
They previously said it was because of ‘flooding’.
There are severe delays on the rest of the Victoria Line but there is a limited rail replacement bus service.
Passengers are reporting overcrowding on the Northern Line because of the incident.
Tickets are being accepted on Southeastern, South West Trains, Greater Anglia, First Capital Connect (Great Northern), London Overground and London Buses via reasonable routes.
London Underground’s Operations Director, Nigel Holness said: “This afternoon our contractors were working on the new station in an area next to the Victoria line signal control room. These works involved the use of water and cement which leaked into the room, damaging equipment. This has meant there are no signals working on the southern section of the line.
“Our engineers are working hard to resolve the situation as soon as possible to get services back up and running, but the line is expected to be affected for the remainder of the day while repairs are carried out.”