– Nigel Holness, London Underground’s Operations Director
Our engineers and Emergency Response Unit have been working to repair a section of Bakerloo line tunnel near Embankment and resume full services on the line as swiftly as possible. Services are now running on the entire Bakerloo line, although there are severe delays. We expect to be running a good service on the line tomorrow.
Safety remains our priority and we are confident that the issue has been resolved. The tunnel did not collapse, nor was there any flooding or injuries. We apologise to passengers who faced disruption today."
Hideous journey. Packed train. Bakerloo line suspended. Slow moving bus. Can't wait for the Olympics. #TFaiL
Bakerloo line suspended south of Picc Circus. Only one train in area. Sitting in Embankment SB platform. No trains stuck between stations.
Just got rawly Rained on because the bakerloo line was shut #drownedrat
RMT claims heavy rain caused build up of water pressure behind a tunnel wall, creating a bulge which was struck by a train's indicator light this morning. Engineers continue to work inside the tunnel.
– rmt spokesperson
Our reps understand that the suspension of Bakerloo line services is due to a partial tunnel collapse at Embankment that is currently under investigation.
This emergency incident exposes TfL's cavalier attitude to the work of its emergency response unit and exposes once again their willingness to chance their arm on public safety.
– TFL spokesperson
There is no tunnel collapse. There was a small defect in a tunnel wall, which was hit by a tube train - nobody has been hurt.
Structural engineers are at the scene and they hope to get things moving in a couple of hours.
Breaking: Sources tell us a tunnel on the Bakerloo Line (Embankment) has collapsed. More as we get it
Suspended between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant and Castle due to an obstruction in tunnel at Embankment. Severe delays on the rest of the line.