TfL Tube: Oxford Circus Central line flooding disruption

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Transport for London (TfL) said a fault with the sprinkler system in part of the station caused “some water ingress at platform level” on the Central line.

Commuters using the Central line during rush hour on Tuesday morning (August 8) faced travel disruption due to flooding at Oxford Circus station.

Transport for London (TfL) said a fault with the sprinkler system in part of the station caused some water ingress at platform level on the Central line platforms.

For safety reasons the Central line platforms were closed.

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A TfL spokesperson said: “We apologise to Central line customers for the disruption to their journeys this morning. This was caused by a fault with the sprinkler system at Oxford Circus. Engineers are working as quickly as possible to restore normal service.”

The eastbound Central line platform reopened at around 9am, while the westbound platform remained non-stopping at 1.30pm.

According to the TfL website there are still some delays on the Central line due to an earlier signal failure at North Acton.

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