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London travel chaos: Multiple tube stations CLOSED as flooding and storms wreak havoc

Exits 1 and 2 at Charing Cross station have been shut becuase of the extreme weather conditions battering the capital. 

The busy Tube station, located near The Strand and Embankment in Central London, serves both the Northern and Bakerloo lines.

The “TfL Access” (@TfLAccess) Twitter account also wrote that Dagenham Heathway station has also been closed due to “flooding caused by heavy rain”.

Separately, Transport for London (TfL) has reported severe delays on the London Overground between Stratford and Clapham Junction due to signalling problems at Willesden Junction.

There are minor delays on the Jubilee and Circle lines due to “train cancellations”.

Minor delays are being reported on the District line due to an earlier signal failure at Upminster, with minor delays on the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow while faulty train at Southall is being repaired.

Bermondsey and Mornington Crescent stations had earlier been closed “due to the unavailability of station staff”, according to TfL Access, but have now reopened.

London and much of the South of England has been smashed by heavy thundery showers throughout the night, which have continued into the morning.

The UK has enjoyed several weeks of glorious sunshine and heatwave temperatures soaring above 30C as Britons bask in a scorching summer.

But millions of Londoners woke up to travel chaos this morning as heavy rain batters the capital.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning covering much of the South East, running from midnight today until 3pm.


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