Elizabeth line and trains blocked from Heathrow Terminal 5


Elizabeth Line and Heathrow Express trains are unable to run to part of Heathrow Airport after a tunnel was closed over safety concerns.

Trains are unable to run to Heathrow Terminal 5 due to faulty tunnel ventilation, Transport for London has warned.

There is no service between Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5 and disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Meanwhile lines have reopened on the London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction after disruption due to an earlier faulty train. There is now a good service on the Overground.

Earlier on Thursday, Eurostar trains in and out of London St Pancras International were delayed by up to two hours due to a power cut.

Live updates below.

Queues on major road after crash

Thursday 16 May 2024 19:46 , Josh Salisbury

A busy London road close to King’s Cross Station is closed after a crash.

There is queuing traffic on the A501 Pentonville Road Eastbound from A5200 Gray’s Inn Road (Kings Cross Station) to A201 King’s Cross Road after the collision on Thursday afternoon.

Congestion is being reported up to University College Hospital.

Disruption to tram services in south London

Thursday 16 May 2024 19:18 , Daniel Keane

There is no tram service between Arena and Elmers End, according to TfL.

There are also minor delays on all other routes due to a shortage of trams.

Severe delays on London Overground

Thursday 16 May 2024 18:08 , Daniel Keane

There is currently no service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction and severe delays between Stratford and Richmond while TfL fix a faulty train at Willesden Junction.

Severe delays on Metropolitan Line

Thursday 16 May 2024 16:16 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

TfL says there are severe delays on the Metropolitan Line, between Rickmansworth and Amersham/Chesham, following an earlier signal failure.

Heathrow Express investigating tunnel issue

Thursday 16 May 2024 15:24 , Jacob Phillips

The Heathrow Express has said it is investigating an issue that has suspended services to and from the airport.

No trains to Heathrow Terminal 5 due to safety concerns

Thursday 16 May 2024 14:35 , Jacob Phillips

Elizabeth Line trains and the Heathrow Express are unable to travel to Heathrow Terminal 5 after a tunnel was closed for safety reasons.

Transport for London has said the it is fixing faulty tunnel ventilation between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow.

Disruption is expected until 8pm.

Part of Victoria station closed due to flooding

Thursday 16 May 2024 13:54 , Jacob Phillips

Victoria Station is closed to some District and Circle Line services due to flooding, TfL has said.

40-minute delays on the M25

Thursday 16 May 2024 13:48 , Jacob Phillips

Drivers are facing 40-minute delays on the M25 due to a collision between a car and a lorry.

The collision has been cleared but there is around four miles of congestion.The incident happened between Junction 15 (M4) and Junction 16 (M40).

Power outage fixed but Eurostar delays expected to continue

Thursday 16 May 2024 13:38 , Lydia Chantler-Hicks

All lines have reopened, following the earlier power outage between Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International.

But National Rail warns Southeastern trains could still be cancelled, or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Eurostar also said on X that delays are to be expected.

The disruption is expected until 3pm.

Euston trains hit by hour-long delays after person was hit by train

Thursday 16 May 2024 12:35 , Jacob Phillips

Trains to and from London Euston have been delayed by up to an hour after a person was hit by a train.

National Rail said lines have reopened between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central after the incident and emergency services have safely completed their work.

But trains may still be delayed by 60 minutes or cancelled.

Disruption is expected until 3pm.

Trains unable to run on Elizabeth Line to Heathrow

Thursday 16 May 2024 12:32 , Jacob Phillips

There is no service on the Elizabeth Line between Heathrow Terminals 2&3 to Heathrow Terminal 5 while Transport for London fix faulty tunnel ventilation.

South Western Railway apologies for ‘extensive disruption’

Thursday 16 May 2024 11:52 , Jacob Phillips

South Western Railway has apologised for extensive disruption on its network on Wednesday.

A police incident at around 3.30pm meant all four tracks at Wimbledon, one of the busiest parts of its network, were turned off.

Trains were unable to move for around 90 minutes sparking lots of cancellations.

Stuart Meek, interim managing director at South Western Railway, said: “As trains were then unable to leave London Waterloo there were large crowds at our stations and delayed services were exceptionally busy.

“We are now working with Network Rail to review last night’s incident and avoid such extensive disruption in the future.

“I know many of you faced a long wait to return home last night, and so once again, we’re very sorry for last night’s disruption, and appreciate your patience.”

Trains unable to run on Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines

Thursday 16 May 2024 11:07 , Jacob Phillips

There is no service on sections of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines due to a trespasser on the track in Hillingdon.

Trains are unable to run on the Metropolitan Line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge.

Trains are also unable to run on the Piccadilly Line between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. There are also severe delays between Acton Town and Rayners Lane.

Euston trains hit by delays and last-minute cancellations

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:55 , Jacob Phillips

London Euston services are suffering long delays and last-minute cancellations after a person was hit by a train.

The incident happened between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central.

National Rail has warned that trains may be delayed by up to 30-minutes.

Disruption is expected until 12am.

Eurostar passenger complains of being stuck in Channel Tunnel

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:39 , Jacob Phillips

One Eurostar passenger has complained about being stuck in the Channel Tunnel due to the power cut.

The traveler said they have been stuck on the train to London for an extra two hours.

Eurostars arriving into London delayed by up to two hours

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:35 , Jacob Phillips

Eurostar trains travelling into London have been delayed by up to two hours due to a power cut.

The 7.42am service from Paris is not expected to reach St Pancras until 11am, according to the service’s departure board.

Meanwhile two services are predicted to be an hour late into London.

Eurostar service delayed by over an hour

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:11 , Jacob Phillips

Two Eurostar services have been hit by long delays following a power cut.

The 8.01am service to Paris was hit by 70-minute delays because of the issue, according to the Eurostar’s live departure board.

The 9.31am service to Paris has also been hit by 40-minute delays due to the problem.

Trains from London St Pancras International hit by hour-long delays

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:01 , Jacob Phillips

Trains between St Pancras and Kent have been delayed by up to an hour due to a problem with overhead power lines.

A failure of the electricity supply between Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International means some lines are currently closed. There are delays between St Pancras and Broadstairs, Dover Priory, Faversham, Maidstone West, Margate, Ramsgate and Sandwich.

Disruption is expected until 10.30am.

Minor delays on the Piccadilly Line

Thursday 16 May 2024 09:58 , Jacob Phillips

There are minor delays on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Uxbridge due to train cancellations.

Trains to London Victoria hit with delays

Thursday 16 May 2024 09:35 , Jacob Phillips

Trains between West Croydon and London Victoria have been hit with delays due to a points failure.

The issue between Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace means journeys are taking 20 minutes longer than normal.

Trains to London Waterloo running as normal

Thursday 16 May 2024 09:32 , Jacob Phillips

Following the police dealing with an incident near the railway on Wednesday South Western Railway services are now able to run through Wimbledon as normal.

Minor delays on the Jubilee Line

Thursday 16 May 2024 09:16 , Jacob Phillips

There are minor delays on the Jubilee Line due to a shortage of trains.

South Western Railway trains hit by second day of delays

Thursday 16 May 2024 07:34 , Jacob Phillips

Lines have reopened after a police incident near the railway at Raynes Park on Wednesday evening.

Services running through Wimbledon are returning to normal but some trains may still be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until 10am.

Thameslink are no longer affected by the disruption.

Minor delays on the Northern Line

Thursday 16 May 2024 07:29 , Jacob Phillips

There are minor delays on the Northern Line due to a shortage of trains.


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