Piccadilly line delays: Commuters face travel misery on entire line as engineering works overrun

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Commuters were facing severe delays on the Piccadilly line caused by overrunning engineering works.

Engineers were late finishing works at Hyde Park Corner on Monday morning, leaving the busy line suspended westbound between King’s Cross and Hammersmith.

After the stretch of the line reopened at about 7am, Transport for London said severe delays remained on the entire line.

It warned delays were likely to continue throughout the morning rush hour.

TfL urged passengers to avoid using the line if they can and added trains were likely to be very crowded and journeys heavily delayed. Tube tickets were being accepted on local buses and Great Western railway services.

Commuters complained as they were stuck on unmoving trains or waiting on platforms.

Ian Slade said online: “No notice at Finsbury Park so now stuck at Holloway Road. Great start to first week back.”

Tasha Mathur said on Twitter: “First thing on a Monday morning and there’s already delays on the Piccadilly Line!

“Stuck at Russell Square and we can’t hear a word that the driver is saying!?”

Passenger Mal Darby added: “There are scores of people after info at Acton. 28 mins [between] trains to Uxbridge?”

The Standard has contacted TfL for comment.

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