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No service between Waterloo and Wembley Park while we deal with a person on the track. Severe delays on the rest of the line.
Service has resumed with severe delays across the line, while the service recovers from an earlier customer incident.
It is amazing that the Underground is carrying a third more customers now than it did only ten years ago, and customer demand shows no signs of letting up.
We know that London will see a rise in its population of more than a million people by 2031 - that's the equivalent to a city the size of Birmingham.
- An extra 36 million Tube journeys were made in 2013-14
- Journeys on London Underground are up by 33 per cent since 2004
- Piccadilly and Jubilee line services saw the biggest increases
London Underground carried more customers than ever before over the last year. Official figures show 1.265 billion people travelled by Tube in 2013-14, compared with 1.229 billion the previous year.
On 1 May two trains came into slight contact with each other while they were travelling between East Putney and Southfields stations, ascertaining very minor damage. There were no injuries to customers or staff who were unaware at the time that the incident had taken place. The C Stock and the new S Stock trains, which travel between Edgware Road to Wimbledon, were temporarily withdrawn from service on the branch while the incident was investigated.
"It was found that there had been very slight movement of the tracks in this particular area which caused the trains to come into contact. London Underground engineers are now working to modify the track to ensure that this incident is not repeated. As a precaution other areas on the branch were checked with no other issues found. Normal operating service has now been restored. The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority and we apologise for the limited disruption this may have caused.”
The collision of two new tube trains on the District Line happened between East Putney and Southfields stations on 1 May.
It is thought to have been caused by the track moving and caused minor damage to carriages.
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Speaking on LBC Radio, Transport for London Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy claimed former RMT leader Bob Crow would not have gone ahead with last week's strike.
Sir Peter Hendy added: "He would have worked out shrewdly what was in his members' best interest... Poor old Bob I would regard Bob as He was an extraordinary man. I'm devastated that anybody at 52 should die.
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