Nightmare journey home for commuters after Jubilee and Metropolitan Line meltdown

Both lines suspended yesterday following cable theft and train stalling

Beleaguered Jubilee and Metropolitan Line commuters endured nightmare journeys home after both lines were suspended yesterday evening (Monday).

Passengers faced delays of up to four fours after two separate incidents resulted in travel meltdown at 11.45pm.

Reports of thieves attempting to steal copper cabling near Northwick Park station resulted in the Metropolitan Line being suspended between Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the Hill, during which time the Jubilee line between Wembley Park and Stanmore due to a stalled train.

Transport chiefs were forced to call cabs so passengers could finish their journeys.


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A spokesman for Transport for London said the Metropolitan Line was down for 35 minutes as officers from the British transport police investigate the attempted thefts.

He added: “Following the incident the Jubilee line was suspended between Wembley Park to Stanmore as a Jubilee line train programmed to go into sidings subsequently stalled.

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“Our staff worked to make sure passengers could get home – either by train, minibus or taxi.”

The Jubilee Line was affected by part suspensions and severe delays three times last week leaving passengers struggling to get to their destinations.

Are you a Brent resident who was caught up in this latest meltdown?

If so call Max Walters on 020 7433 6244 or email max.walters@archant.co.uk.

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