Signal failures cause travel chaos
COMMUTERS returned to work in true London fashion this week after a string of signal failures led to delays on the underground.
West Londoners had to deal with the problems after Transport for London announced severe delays on tube lines across the entire route.
A signal failure at Wembley Park led to no services at all from Uxbridge on the Metropolitan line, until the line’s status became ‘severely delayed’.
Meanwhile, the District Line had its own signal failures at Turnham Green, leading to delays on that route.
Commuters heading to Heathrow Airport had their fair share of angst as a track fault led to a complete halt in services heading in that direction.
A spokesman for Heathrow connect said: “The service was suspended between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 due to a track fault at Hayes and Harlington.”
Although services eventually resumed to Heathrow, severe delays remained in place for other lines and it had not gone unnoticed by those travelling back to work on Tuesday.
Commuter Filip Ivanov wrote: “Typical start of the year for the District line. Pathetic.”
Passenger Joe Emerson messaged Transport for London and added: “There’s terrible service on the rest of the line. I suggest you spend some money fixing signals this year.”