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London travel news LIVE: Victoria Station evacuation leads to major disruption with trains cancelled or delayed

London Victoria has reportedly been evacuated (Network Rail)
London Victoria has reportedly been evacuated (Network Rail)

Travellers are facing significant disruption after Victoria station was evacuated earlier, with some trains being diverted to other London terminals.

National Rail has said trains running through Victoria may be cancelled, delayed for up to 45 minutes or diverted to London Bridge following a fire alarm which meant all trains at the station ground to a halt.

Meanwhile, a points failure at Tulse Hill has caused disruption to all Thameslink and Southern lines that go through the area.

Elsewhere holidaymakers travelling to and from Heathrow are facing disruption with the closure of the Piccadilly line between the airport and Acton Town until Wednesday.There is also disruption on the Central Line due to the continued shortage of trains.

Passengers using Thameslink were facing major disruption on Monday morning with trains being delayed and cancelled and some not serving stations in south east London but this has since cleared up with only minor delays to the London Overground between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays.

Key information for your commute home this afternoon:

  • Victoria station reopens but disruption to continue

  • All Thameslink lines disrupted because of a points failure at Tulse Hill

  • All Southern lines disrupted because of a points failure at Tulse Hill

  • Several Tube lines are delayed

Services resume through Tulse Hill

19:56 , Daniel Keane

Disruption affecting services passing through Tulse Hill has now ended, according to National Rail.

Trains are now running normally following a points failure, meaning that there is no disruption on the lines between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction / East Croydon.

Thameslink services between St Albans and Sutton are also running normally.

Road closed in central London due to Palestine protest

19:10 , Daniel Keane

Police have closed a main road in Whitehall as a large mass of pro-Palestine protesters gathered for a rally outside Downing Street.

The Met Police said officers had been deployed to a “static protest” on Whitehall, opposite Downing Street on Monday evening.

A picture published by the force showed a huge mass of protesters gathering at the site, carrying Palestinian flags and protest banners.

The southbound carriageway from Horse Guards Avenue to Parliament Square has been closed due to the protest, the Met said.

Disruption between Watford and Euston continues

18:25 , Daniel Keane

Disruption to services between Watford Junction and London Euston is expected until 7.30pm, according to National Rail.

Trains running between these stations may be delayed by up to 25 minutes or cancelled.

Bakerloo Line part suspended

17:56 , Daniel Keane

TfL have warned of between Stonebridge Park and Queen's Park due to a signal failure at Wembley Central.

However, there is good service on the rest of the line.

Delays on Overground and Central Line

17:21 , Daniel Keane

Transport for London has warned of severe delays between Euston and Watford Junction.

This is due to a signalling problem at South Hampstead.

However, there is a good service on all other London Overground routes.

Minor delays on the Central Line continue due to a shortage of trains.

Disruption on south London train lines

16:53 , Daniel Keane

Travel disruption in south London is expected to continue into the early evening.

According to National Rail, Southern services between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction/East Croydon are currently disrupted due to a points failure at Tulse Hill.

As a result, Southern services between East Croydon and London Bridge (via Tulse Hill / Peckham Rye) will be diverted via Forest Hill or cancelled.

Thameslink services between Sutton and London Blackfriars may have delays of up to 10 minutes, National Rail said.

Tube delays going into rush hour

16:26 , Jacob Phillips

There are currently severe delays on the Metropolitan Line between Aldgate and Baker Street as well as minor delays on the Central Line.

There are also planned closures on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminals, TfL says.

All other lines have a good service.

London Overground disrupted after passenger 'taken ill on train'

15:39 , Jacob Phillips

There is disruption on the London Overground after a passenger was taken ill on a train between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon.

National Rail has said trains will be disrupted until 5pm.

Minor delays to the Bakerloo Line

15:31 , Jordan King

There are minor delays to the Bakerloo Line due to a shortage of trains.

Minor delays to Circle Line

15:22 , Jordan King

Minor delays while TfL fixes a faulty train at Euston Square.

Minor delays to Hammersmith and City Line

15:21 , Jordan King

Minor delays while TfL fixes a faulty train at Euston Square.

Severe delays to Metropolitan Line

15:21 , Jordan King

There are severe delays between Harrow on the Hill and Aldgate whil TfL fixes a faulty train at Euston Square.

Some South Western Railway lines to Surbiton are blocked

15:08 , Jordan King

A safety inspection of the track is affecting the railway at West Byfleet, which is having knock-on effects to the rest of the network.

Some lines towards Surbiton are blocked and your journey is likely to take longer.

This disruption is expected to continue until 6pm.

Tulse Hill points failure: All Southern lines disrupted

15:06 , Jordan King

The following alterations are currently in place:- Services between East Croydon and London Bridge (via Tulse Hill/Peckham Rye) will be diverted via Forest Hill or will be cancelled.- Services between Beckenham Junction and London Bridge (via Tulse Hill/Peckham Rye) will be suspended.

Minor delays to Central Line as well

15:01 , Jordan King

While there are severe delays Leytonstone to Epping / Hainault and White City to Ealing Broadway / West Ruislip, there are minor delays on the rest of the line due to an earlier signal failure at Bank.

How each line will be affected by London Victoria's evacuation:

14:56 , Jordan King

Disruption is expected to continue until 3.30pm.

Gatwick Express:

  • Routes affected between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern:

  • Routes affected between London Victoria and London Bridge / Reigate / Epsom Downs / Dorking / East Grinstead / Horsham / Littlehampton / Bognor Regis / Eastbourne / Ore

Southeastern:

  • Routes affected between London Victoria and Ashford International / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

Tulse Hill points failure: All Thameslink lines disrupted

14:45 , Jordan King

Thameslink said all its lines are disrupted because of a a points failure at Tulse Hill.

Services may be delayed, cancelled or revised.

You can check to see what areas are affected here.

Severe delays to Central Line

14:37 , Jordan King

The central Line is experiencing severe delays while TfL fixes a signal failure at Bank.

Some Southern trains delayed by up to 45 minutes

14:27 , Jordan King

Southern Railway has warned its customers that the previous fire alarm and evacuation at London Victoria has left some services delayed for up to 45 minutes.

You should check your journey as you may have to use an alternative route.

Victoria station reopens but disruption to continue until 3.30pm

13:44 , Jacob Phillips

London Victoria station has reopened after an evacuation.

The London Fire Brigade told the Standard firefighters were called to the station after an automatic fire alarm went off but there was no fire.

Trains at the station are expected to be disrupted until 3.30pm with some services cancelled or delayed, National Rail has said.

London Victoria has been 'evacuated' with trains delayed

13:32 , Jacob Phillips

London Victoria has been evacuated with travelers gathering outside the station.

National Rail has said trains cannot run to or from Victoria until further notice following a fire alarm.

Delays are expected until around 2.15pm.

Two buses break down in Sloane Square area

13:19 , Jacob Phillips

Two buses have broken down in the Sloane Square area, a councillor has said.

Delays near Gatwick Airport after train 'hit a bird'

12:30 , Jacob Phillips

The Gatwick Express has warned that there could be delays of up to 20 minutes on some trains after a train hit a bird.

The rail company has warned customers that “a train came to a stand between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, after hitting a bird and developing a fault”.

All lines have reopened but delays are expected as the service recovers.

Trains delayed near Gatwick Airport due to "animals on the railway"

12:24 , Jacob Phillips

Trains are currently delayed between Gatwick Airport and Haywards Heath as animals are blocking some lines.

National Rail has warned there will be disruption until around 1.15pm.

Lines towards London Euston blocked due to landslip

12:18 , Jacob Phillips

A landslip between Coventry and Rugby means the line towards London Euston is blocked between these stations, National Rail has said.

Trains could be cancelled or delayed by up to an hour.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Heathrow Express services are running on time

11:10 , Jordan King

Heathrow Express trains are running normally, after they faced minor delays earlier this morning.

Amended East Midlands Railway 9.45pm Sheffield to London St Pancras International

10:28 , Jordan King

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Luton and London St Pancras International, closing some lines.

As a result, the 9.45pm Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will terminate at Luton.

If you are travelling between Luton and Londons St Pancras International you should use alternative Thameslink services.

Amended 6.52pm Avanti West Coast train from Edinburgh to London Euston

10:26 , Jordan King

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton, closing various lines on Monday to Thursday evenings.

As a result, the 6.52pm Edinburgh to London Euston service will be diverted, not calling at Northampton.

A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton via Long Buckby.

No c2c services to/from London Fenchurch Street from 11.30pm

10:24 , Jordan King

Several lines will be closed because of engineering work taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing various lines.

From 11.30pm until the end of service, trains that usually run to/from London Fenchurch Street will be amended to run to/from London Liverpool Street - around 0.5 miles away from London Fenchurch Street.

Shuttle train services will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockenden, and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

You can check your specific journey here.

There are still minor delays to the London Overground

10:19 , Jordan King

There are still minor delays between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays due to an earlier signal failure in the Denmark Hill area, with a good service running on the rest of the line.

Victoria Line back to good service

10:11 , Jordan King

The Victoria Line is running a good service again, after it was facing minor delays between King's Cross St. Pancras and Brixton due to an earlier faulty train at Victoria.

Trains now running as normal through Denmark Hill

10:00 , Jordan King

All lines are running as usual through Denmark Hill, after a point failure left trains badly disrupted - with delays up to 30 minutes - earlier this morning.

Minor delays to the Victoria Line

09:58 , Jordan King

There are minor delays between King's Cross St. Pancras and Brixton due to an earlier faulty train at Victoria. A good service is running on the rest of the line.

Anti-Ulez campaigners block ‘every camera’ in London borough

09:46 , Jordan King

A small number of Ulez opponents prevented about 80 enforcement cameras recording the numberplates of vehicles that fail to comply with Sadiq Khan’s clean air zone.

The protest, involving about 20 people, lasted for three hours in Sutton on Sunday afternoon. Signs were placed in front of the CCTV cameras to temporarily obstruct their view.

Read more here.

Minor delays to London Overground

09:04 , Jordan King

There are minor delays between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays due to an earlier signal failure in the Denmark Hill area and a good service on all other routes.

This status has changed from earlier this morning, when the London Overground was part suspended.

Lines reopened through Denmark Hill but disruption still expected

08:42 , Jordan King

Lines have now reopened following a points failure in the Denmark Hill area.

But disruption is still expected until 9.15am, while services return to normal. They could be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

The routes affected are: London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

Thameslink services are no longer impacted.

You can check your specific journey here.

If you're using the Heathrow Express today

08:22 , Jordan King

Services are delayed between five and nine minutes or subject to cancellations because of an earlier train fault.

Amended 8.27am London Kings Cross to Sunderland service

08:20 , Jordan King

Engineering work is taking place in the London Kings Cross area, closing some lines this morning, and meaning the 8.27am train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland will not run.

Disruption through Denmark Hill extended to 8.30am

07:59 , Jordan King

A points failure in the Denmark Hill area means that trains running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

The routes affected are:

  • London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

  • Thameslink between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars / Finsbury Park / Welwyn Garden City and between Orpington and London Blackfriars / West Hampstead Thameslink / Luton

This disruption was expected to continue until 8am, but this has now been extended by one half hour.

If you use Southeastern trains

07:39 , Jordan King

Early morning and late night Southeastern services are being affected by engineering works today.

From 11.30pm until the end of service, accessible buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend

The 11.50pm London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by accessible buses between Ebbsfleet International, Gillingham and Faversham.

No trains via Lewisham after 11:15pm

07:35 , Jordan King

Trains will not be able to stop at Lewisham from around 11.15pm until every night until Thursday.

Trains via Bexleyheath will not run or will be diverted to run via Sidcup.

On Monday and Tuesday, trains on the Hayes line will finish earlier, with no trains leaving London Bridge after 22:15.

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • London Victoria / Denmark Hill and Lewisham

  • London Bridge / Lewisham and Dartford / Gravesend via Bexleyheath

  • London Bridge and Dartford via Woolwich

  • London Bridge / Lewisham and Ladywell / Hayes

  • London Bridge and Lewisham

  • New Cross and Charlton via Blackheath

  • Lewisham and Orpington

  • London Bridge and Hither Green

  • London Bridge and Dartford via Sidcup

You can check your specific journey here.

If you're travelling from Sheffield to London St Pancras International tonight

07:30 , Jordan King

The 9.45 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will terminate at Luton because of engineering work.

If you need to get between Luton and Londons St Pancras International you should use alternative Thameslink services.

If you commute to work with Thameslink, 30 minutes could be added to your journey today

07:27 , Jordan King

No trains can run on the route between Bromley South / Shortlands and London Blackfriars via Catford. They will have to divert after Shortlands, running via Herne Hill instead.

This disruption will affect services from Orpington to West Hampstead / Luton and Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars / Welwyn Garden City.

The following stations will not be served in the direction of London:

  • Ravensbourne

  • Beckenham Hill

  • Bellingham

  • Catford

  • Crofton Park

  • Nunhead

  • Peckham Rye

  • Denmark Hill

National Rail has told customers: “If you are at one of the stations above and are travelling into London it may be quicker to take a service to Bromley South and change for a return service.

“Alternatively, you may wish to use an alternative route - for instance a nearby alternative station or local bus routes instead.”

Trains travelling from London towards Sevenoaks / Orpington are not affected and are running as normal.

You can see the disruption here.

Disruption through Denmark Hill until 8am

07:24 , Jordan King

A points failure in the Denmark Hill area means that trains running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

The routes affected are:

  • London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

  • Thameslink between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars / Finsbury Park / Welwyn Garden City and between Orpington and London Blackfriars / West Hampstead Thameslink / Luton

Part closure to the Tram

07:21 , Jordan King

There is no service between Reeves Corner and Sandilands until February 23, with replacement buses operating instead.

Part closure to the Piccadilly Line

07:19 , Jordan King

There is no service between Acton Town and Heathrow (all terminals) with replacement buses operating instead.

During the day, please use Elizabeth line or Heathrow Express connections between Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 and Heathrow Terminals 4/5.

This disruption will take place until Wednesday.

See more details here.

London Overground part suspended

07:17 , Jordan King

There is no service between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays due to a signal failure in the Denmark Hill area but there is a good service on all other routes.

Minor delays on the Central Line

07:17 , Jordan King

The line is facing delays again because of a shortage of trains.

Read more about the chronic issues facing London’s buiest Tube line here.

Major disruption on Thameslink

07:02 , Matt Watts

Due to a points failure between Shortlands and London Blackfriars, trains are being delayed, diverted and amended.

Due to the blocked line, the below stations will not be served in the direction of London, according to Thameslink:Ravensbourne, Beckenham Hill, Bellingham, Catford, Crofton Park, Nunhead, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill