Bad weather in London today has led to travel chaos, with the Circle Line and Hammersmith & City Lines experiencing severe delays due to flooding.
British weather is unpredictable at best, but heavy rainfall in the capital city came after weeks of warm and sunny weather.
British summer time and tube stations are closing due to flooding. What a laugh— James Fitzgerald (@J_fitzgerald_) July 24, 2015
Earlier, there was no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith stations on the Circle line due to the flooding.
Later, flooding led to severe delays on the entire line. It was a similar situation on the Hammersmith & City line, which runs alongside the Circle line for much of its route through central London.
No service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith due to flooding. Minor delays on the rest of the line.— Circle line (@circleline) July 24, 2015
Major disruption occured, with many commuters eager to get home at the end of the week. Transport for London (TfL) advised passengers that tickets would be valid on local buses, to try and help their journey home.
Bloke sitting on London Bridge with an acoustic guitar in the pouring rain, optimistically singing “Light My Fire”. Not in this weather, pal— Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri) July 24, 2015
Earlier in the day, Stepney Green, Embankment and West Ham stations were part closed due to to flooding on the platform, and South West trains services were also disrupted due to the heavy rainfall.
At the time of writing, both lines are still experiencing severe delays, and the rest of London is miserable because of the bad weather.
TfL said they are working to clear the water as quickly as possible, and told passengers to check travel updates for the latest information.Reuse content