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Upminster Bridge station closed overnight due to 'unsafe masonry' in ticket office

PUBLISHED: 08:24 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:24 15 March 2018

An Upminster Bridge tube station sign. Picture Oxyman/Wikimedia Commons

An Upminster Bridge tube station sign. Picture Oxyman/Wikimedia Commons

Picture Oxyman/Wikimedia Commons

Upminster Bridge station was closed early yesterday afternoon and into this morning (Thursday, March 15), as workers dealt with "unsafe masonry" that had seen tiles fall from the ceiling in the ticketing office.

The District Line’s official twitter account confirmed the station in Upminster Road was closed from around 6.40pm on Wednesday night.

It tweeted: “Upminster Bridge: the station [is] closed while we fix damaged tiling in the ticket hall area.”

Transport for London (TfL) elaborated: “The station is closed due to unsafe masonry on the ceiling in the ticket hall.”

One passenger claimed to have seen tiles actually falling from the station’s ceiling on Wednesday afternoon.

And early morning commuters on Thursday were further put out when the station failed to reopen in time for the day’s first services.

Transport for London confirmed the ticketing hall was made safe and the station reopened by 6.37am.

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