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London transport news LIVE: Latest Tube and Overground updates as more rail strike disruption looms

Central Line travellers were facing half-hour waits for a train on Thursday morning as the Tube's busiest service continued to be crippled by a shortage of stock.

It comes as commuters face more travel disruption as an overtime ban by Aslef train drivers continues.

The nine-day action is running alongside a series of rolling strikes by union members.

Walkouts will take place at LNER, Greater Anglia and C2C on Friday, at Avanti West Coast and East Midlands Railway on February 3 and at Great Western, CrossCountry and Chiltern on February 5.

Read the latest updates below...

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Welcome to our live blog

Thursday 1 February 2024 07:00 , Jacob Phillips

Good Morning. Welcome to the Evening Standard's transport live blog as an overtime ban by Aslef train drivers continues.

Central line commuters are also facing another morning of disruption with a shortage of trains once again causing severe delays to the London Underground's busiest service.

Commuters are facing severe delays again on the Central line (AFP via Getty Images)
Commuters are facing severe delays again on the Central line (AFP via Getty Images)

Trains not stopping at Haydons Road due to power cut

Thursday 1 February 2024 07:13 , Jacob Phillips

Trains are unable to stop at Haydons Road station in south London due to a power cut, National Rail has said.

No trains are expected to stop at the station until at 7.45am.

'30 minutes between trains' on the Central line

Thursday 1 February 2024 07:46 , Jacob Phillips

A commuter has said they gave up on trying to take the Central line on Thursday morning due to long delays between trains.

They complained on X, formerly Twitter, that there were half an hour waits between trains travelling west.

Responding to another complaint about the service they added: "30 minutes between trains coming from the East! I gave up and came home."

Disruption ends at Haydons Road

Thursday 1 February 2024 07:56 , Jacob Phillips

Thameslink services are no longer disrupted at Haydons Road station.

Central line delays could continue for months

Thursday 1 February 2024 08:07 , Jacob Phillips

Central line commuters have faced weeks of delays due to a shortage of trains.

The line has been operating at times with barely half of the 78 trains required to run a peak service, the Standard has revealed. This is because the ageing motors on the trains, which date to 1992, are suffering catastrophic failures and have to be taken out of service to be replaced.Read more about the issue here.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has apologised to passengers for delays and overcrowding (Ross Lydall)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has apologised to passengers for delays and overcrowding (Ross Lydall)

Disruption on the Elizabeth line

Thursday 1 February 2024 09:06 , Jacob Phillips

Elizabeth line trains are disrupted through Farringdon, National Rail has said.

Services are expected to be impacted until 9.30am.

'I love waiting over 20 minutes for a train in the freezing cold'

Thursday 1 February 2024 09:11 , Jacob Phillips

A commuter has complained they were stuck waiting in the cold for over 20 minutes for a central line train as severe delays continue.

Minor delays on the Metropolitan line

Thursday 1 February 2024 09:17 , Jacob Phillips

There are minor delays between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate on the Metropolitan line due to an earlier customer incident, TfL has said.

There is a good service on the rest of the line.

Minor delays on the Hammersmith and City Line

Thursday 1 February 2024 10:19 , Jacob Phillips

There are minor delays on the Hammersmith and City Line due to train cancellations, TfL has said.

Disruption on routes out of London Waterloo

Thursday 1 February 2024 10:42 , Jacob Phillips

All lines are blocked between Staines and Wraysbury following reports that a person has been struck by a train, South Western Railway has said.

Trains running through the stations are expected to be cancelled, delayed or revised until 2pm.

All lines towards Windsor & Eton Riverside are blocked until further notice.

National Rail has said routes between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside as well as between Waterloo and Reading are affected.

Routes between Waterloo and Weybridge are also affected.

Central Line train completely full amid delays

Thursday 1 February 2024 11:04 , Jacob Phillips

A commuter has shared footage of a packed Central Line train as they travelled on the service on Thursday morning.

Bakerloo Line part suspended

Thursday 1 February 2024 13:04 , Jacob Phillips

There is no service between Lambeth North and Elephant and Castle on the Bakerloo line while TfL fixes a signal failure at Elephant and Castle.

There are minor delays on the rest of the line and tickets are being accepted on local buses and Thameslink services.

Minor delays on the Circle Line

Thursday 1 February 2024 13:54 , Jacob Phillips

TfL says there are minor delays on the Circle Line due to train cancellations.

Minor delays remain in place on the Bakerloo line and there are ongoing severe delays on the Central Line.

No service between Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle

Thursday 1 February 2024 15:14 , Jacob Phillips

There is no service between Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle on the Bakerloo Line due to a signal failure.

There are minor delays on the rest of the line.

Travelling on the Central Line like being in a "parallel time"

Thursday 1 February 2024 16:37 , Robert Dex

One frustrated commuter described using the Central Line as being in a "parallel time".

They said they waited 16 minutes for a Loughton train despite being told it was only six minutes away.

Commuter complains of 'horrid' conditions at Euston

Thursday 1 February 2024 17:46 , Robert Dex

Several commuters went on line after the 1734 train from Euston to Watford was cancelled.One said the next train was already "extremely full and standing and still 4 minutes to go until it leaves… horrid".

More Tube delays

Thursday 1 February 2024 18:35 , Robert Dex

Transport for London said there were "minor delays due to train cancellations" on the Hammersmith and City Line during rush hour.

Piccadilly Line delays

Thursday 1 February 2024 18:52 , Robert Dex

TFL is reporting minor delays on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow / Uxbridge due to train cancellations.

Live coverage ends tonight

Thursday 1 February 2024 21:14 , Robert Dex

Our coverage starts again tomorrow. Thanks for reading