London Underground suspended after concrete falls on Central line Tube


Nightmare journey home in London yesterday?

That’s because concrete fell on a Tube train – suspending Central line services for a long time at around 5.30pm.

The cause is believed to have been contractors working on an extension to Westfield shopping centre in White City.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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London Underground suspended after concrete falls on Central line Tube

An investigation has been launched (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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The Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader, Mick Cash, said: ‘This incident is not the first of its kind and with whole swaths of London now a building site it rams home the dangers for the tube network as developers rush ahead with their projects.

‘The incident could very easily have ended up in tragedy and reinforces once again the argument against Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith’s lethal plans for a driverless tube network.’

Peter McNaught, LU’s operations director, said: ‘The Central line was part suspended yesterday evening due to an obstruction on the track in the Shepherd’s Bush area, caused by external contractors involved in building work in the local area.

‘Our engineers worked hard to clear the debris as quickly as possible and ensure the line was safe to reopen to passengers. We will be carrying out a full investigation into the cause of this issue alongside those involved.’