There have been severe delays on the Elizabeth line this morning after a signal failure caused chaos for commuters.

TfL said that there were severe delays between Paddington and Abbey Wood, and between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

It is believed that this has been caused by a signal failure at Liverpool Street, which TfL are still trying to fix.

National Rail said that a speed restriction for trains is in place over the defective section of track, meaning that “some lines are blocked”.

It warned that some services could be cancelled, or delayed by up to five minutes, claiming that “major disruption” was expected until 9am.

Many commuters took to Twitter to express their anger at the delays.

One said: “@TfL delays yet again today on Elizabeth line! That’s twice this week…poor service.”

National Rail said that shuttle services would run between London Paddington and Farringdon, and also between Abbey Wood and London Liverpool Street.

All services from Shenfield to the west of London will terminate at London Liverpool Street until further notice.

Customers were advised that to help them complete their jounreys, tickets would be accepted on the following routes: 

  • London Underground and London Buses via any reasonable route
  • Docklands Light Railway via any reasonable route
  • Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading
  • Thameslink between Farringdon and Abbey Wood
  • Southeastern between London Terminals and Abbey Wood.