1. ITV Report

Extraordinary blunder of signalling swamped by concrete

Tens of thousands of tube commuters are paying the price tonight for an extraordinary blunder by workmen.

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A key section of the Victoria Line is at a standstill after crucial signal equipment was swamped by liquid concrete.

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The accident involved contractors working on the £695m project to expand Victoria Underground station.

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Concrete being used to reinforce new excavations flooded a signal room. Underground bosses say human error was to blame.

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Engineers are now in a race against time to try to remove the concrete before it sets.

The Victoria Line - which carries 500,000 passengers a day, was suspended between Warren Street and Brixton shortly before this evening's rush hour.

The line is unlikely to re-open tonight and services may still be at a standstill tomorrow morning.