Victoria Line Suspended Because Workmen Poured Concrete Into Control Room – Photos
WHY is a part of the Victoria Line suspended? The line on the London Underground is not working well. Why not?
Well, the story goes that a team of engineers poured fast-setting concrete into the signalling equipment room. Yeah, the Tube has been closed due to industrial action.
Can it be true?
Londonist says the line is disrupted because of “flooding”.
So. Is this all a joke by the Daily Mirror’s elite web team.
A spokesman said tickets are also being accepted on South Eastern Trains, South West Trains, Greater Anglia, London Overground and London Buses via reasonable routes.
There’s no service btn Warren Street and Brixton while we fix damage caused by flooding at Victoria. Severe delays on the rest of the line.
— TfL Victoria line (@victorialine) January 23, 2014
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.”
Transport for London apologised for the delays, and advised that a replacement bus service is in operation.