Northern line delays: why is the tube suspended and which areas are affected?

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COMMUTERS on the London Underground faced major problems on July 8 thanks to the Northern line being suspended.

There were no southbound trains between Moorgate and Kennington.

Commuters queue up outside Morden tube station this morning
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Why is the tube suspended?

The problems were triggered by a signal failure at Kennington.

There were no trains running south between Moorgate and Kennington, South London.

The service had also been suspended between Charing Cross and Kennington, but it was restored around 9am.

Overcrowding caused some stations to be closed, including Balham.

The problems meant delays affected other parts of the line as many commuters sought alternative means of getting into work.

Transport for London (TfL) advised passengers to avoid the line and use other routes if possible.

Tickets are being accepted on local buses, London Trams, South Western Railway and Thameslink.

Commuters faced long delays getting into work
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What has been the reaction?

Unsurprisingly many commuters were angry over the severe disruption, especially at the start of the working week.

One said: “Tell you what the best possible start to the week is… the Northern Line getting suspended.”

Another wrote: “Absolute carnage on the Northern Line this morning! Just what you need first thing on a Monday!”

A third commented: “Tell you what the best possible start to the week is… the Northern Line getting suspended.”



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