Weather travel news and TfL updates: 'Beast from the East' causes rush hour chaos

Londoners woke up to commuter chaos as the ‘Beast from the East’ brought blankets of snow across the city.

Five Tube lines were either part suspended or suffering from severe delays due to the adverse weather.

Signal failures caused by ice and snow created severe delays on the District line between Edgware and Wimbledon on Wednesday morning, Transport for London said.

The Central line was part suspended while engineers worked to fix a faulty train which caused no service between Woodford and Epping.

Met Office national weather forecast 28th February

Meanwhile commuters travelling on the Piccadilly line faced severe delays due to signal failings at King’s Cross, Arnos Grove and Hammersmith.

Commuters were held up on the Jubilee line due to the absence of train operators.

A string of technical issues caused minor delays on the London Overground with a points failures at Kilburn High Road causing services to slow between Euston and Watford.

There was no service between Edmonton Green and Cheshnut due to overhead problems and a faulty train caused minor delays between Stratford and Richmond.

Harsh weather conditions created severe delays on TfL Rail, the transport company said that the Underground and buses are accepting tickets on reasonable routes.

There is currently a good service on all other lines.

A TfL spokesman said: “Although the majority of our services are running normally, last night’s snowfall is currently affecting some of our Tube, rail and bus services. I apologise to our customers for the disruption this is causing to their journeys. Our staff are working hard to minimise the impact of the weather and resume a normal service as quickly as possible.

“Customers should check before they travel. For the latest in realtime advice and travel updates please go to our website at and also use our live update services @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.”

The travel chaos came amid severe weather warnings from the Met Office.

A yellow weather warning was in place across the city with heavy snow showers expected throughout the day.

Commuters were warned of wide spread travel disruption and cancellations on rail travel.

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