Finsbury Park delays: Huge crowds at Tube station as Piccadilly line signal failure sparks rush hour chaos

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Commuters faced huge crowds at one of north London’s busiest Tube stations as major delays hit the Piccadilly line.

Passengers were caught up in enormous queues outside Finsbury Park station on Thursday morning.

Transport for London said crowd control measures had been put in place, while one commuter said he had seen people running between platforms.

The Piccadilly Line has severe delays because of a signalling problem at Oakwood.

Pictures have emerged on social media of huge crowds outside the station, while furious commuters took to Twitter to blast the queues outside.

Colm McWilliams posted: “Could have walked quicker to Kings Cross from Finsbury Park. So far its taken 22 minutes snd we are still not there.”

Transport for London (TfL) posted on Twitter: “Crowd control measures have been implemented. Pls allow some extra time to enter the station or use an alternative station.”

A TfL spokesman told the Standard: “We apologise to customers for the for the disruption they experienced this morning. This is due to a signal failure at Oakwood which meant that the Piccadilly Line was suspended for 15 minutes between Cockfosters and Arnos Grove.

“Our engineers worked hard to fix the problem as quickly as possible and services have resumed.”


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