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Central Line track problems cause rush hour chaos

Emergency engineering work is ongoing today on London’s Central Line after a problem with the track forced services to be suspended during the morning rush, creating chaos for commuters.

Tube service was suspended on the line between Marble Arch and White City due to emergency engineering work in the Shepherd’s Bush area, Transport for London (TfL) said.

TfL said a team of engineers was working “flat out” to rectify the problem, but could not immediately provide more details about what had happened. Unconfirmed rumours suggested that the problems may have been related to overheating.

The Central Line passes from west to east through Central London and the problems struck in the morning rush hour, meaning the incident caused transport chaos for huge numbers of commuters. Passengers took to social networking websites to ask whether the incident was a preview of the chaos that could happen if the Tube fails to stand up to increased traffic during the Olympic Games next year.

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