Highbury and Islington station shut due to flooding

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A busy train station in north London has been closed after its ticket hall flooded as the capital was battered by torrential rain.

Highbury and Islington station was shut after it became waterlogged, and passengers were being urged to seek other routes.

A Transport for London (TfL) response team were working to clear the water after the closure shortly before 11am on Wednesday.

The Victoria line was not stopping at the station.

It comes as a weather warning was issued for London on Wednesday, with heavy rain, thunderstorms and possibly hail, set to hit.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for London as well as the South East, Midlands and East Anglia.

TfL has apologised for the disruption.

A spokesman said: “We apologise to customers whose journeys have been disrupted this morning. Highbury and Islington station is currently closed due to flooding, caused by heavy rain. 

“We’re working to clear the water as quickly as possible so that services can return to normal. Passengers are advised to check the TfL website and our social media feeds for the latest information.”

Over the next 24 hours, up to 80 millimetres of rain could fall across parts of the country as heavy downpours are expected to continue.

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