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Quick-drying cement floods Signal Room in London

 

Commuter chaos after leak fills Tube signal control room with quick-drying CEMENT

  • The leak closed the Victoria Line between Warren Street and Brixton
  • The spillage took place in a signal control room at Victoria Station
  • The line section, which runs through Oxford Circus and Green Park, closed at around 2pm and is expected to remain disrupted for the rest of today

By William Turvill   from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2544806/Commuter-chaos-leak-fills-signal-control-room-quick-drying-CEMENT-bringing-Tube-line-standstill.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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The leak at Victoria station forced Transport for London to suspend the Victoria Line between Warren Street and Brixton.

The line section, which runs through stations including Oxford Circus and Green Park, closed at around 2pm this afternoon and is expected to remain disrupted for the rest of the day at least.

 
London transport was disrupted today after a signal control room at Victoria Station was flooded with cement 

London transport was disrupted today after a signal control room at Victoria Station was flooded with cement

 
The leak caused the Victoria Line to close at around 2pm between Warren Street and Brixton 

The leak caused the Victoria Line to close at around 2pm between Warren Street and Brixton

 

The incident took place while contractors were working on a long-term upgrade of Victoria Station.
 

It left tens of thousands of rush hour commuters searching for an alternative way to get home, with TfL saying the line would be affected for the rest of the day.

 

 

Nigel Holness, London Underground's operations director, 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.’

 
Passengers are being advised to use the Northern and Bakerloo lines. Replacement buses are also running between Green Park and Brixton 

Passengers are being advised to use the Northern and Bakerloo lines. Replacement buses are also running between Green Park and Brixton

 
The Victoria Line section closed runs through Oxford Circus, Green Park and other popular stations 

The Victoria Line section closed runs through Oxford Circus, Green Park and other popular stations

 

 

Passengers were initially told the closure was due to ‘flooding’ at Victoria Station.
 

But pictures were later posted on the UsVsth3m website purporting to show a layer of cement in the affected room.
 

Passengers are being advised to use the Northern and Bakerloo lines. Replacement buses are also running between Green Park and Brixton.

 
Passengers were initially told the closure was due to 'flooding' at Victoria Station

Passengers were initially told the closure was due to 'flooding' at Victoria Station

 

 
It left tens of thousands of rush hour commuters searching for an alternative way to get home, with TfL saying the line would be affected for the rest of the day

It left tens of thousands of rush hour commuters searching for an alternative way to get home, with TfL saying the line would be affected for the rest of the day



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