District Line services return to normal from Upminster following severe delays

District Line services have returned to normal after hours of severe delays following a cable fault affecting several signals.

Earlier today (Thursday) the line was suspended between Upminster and Barking.

Annoyed Tube users logged onto social networking website Twitter to vent their frustration.

Susanne Allen wrote: “Oh dear, it seems like the District line forgot to set its alarm this morning!”

Katherine C said: “District line, you are putting me through hell right now.”

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Dave Raven posted: “Anyone needing the District line this morning, don’t bother, just walk.”

Nigel Holness, operations director at London Underground, said earlier today: “We apologise to passengers whose journeys were disrupted while we worked to fix a cable fault which affected a number of signals on the District line east of Barking.

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“The District line was suspended eastbound between Barking and Upminster stations until 9am, with delays still affecting the rest of the line.

“Our engineers are working to fully resolve the problem as quickly as possible and tickets are being accepted on local bus and C2C Rail services.

“Our station staff are also working to advise passengers on alternative services and routes.”

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