Derailment On Central Line

By Jo Last edited 135 months ago
Derailment On Central Line

Expect delays on the westbound Central Line after a train derailed between Mile End and Bethnal Green at approximately 9.15am.

The Central Line is currently suspended between Leytonstone and Liverpool Street in both directions.

The TFL website is just saying there is a "faulty train in the Mile End area" but we got the information on the derailment straight from the mouth of the driver of the train directly in front of the affected one, so make of that what you will.

We're fairly sure terrorism isn't the cause of the derailment, as other services were unaffected.

In any case, make sure you check with TFL before you travel.

TFL travel helpline: 020 7222 1234

Update: BBC news story confirms derailment of six carriages. One passenger has sustained a minor leg injury but no other casualties have been reported.

Update #2: Londonist contributor Talia says: "Bethnal Green is cordoned off and surrounded by about 7 police vans, 3 unmarked cars, 4 fire engines and 5 ambulances..."

Last Updated 05 July 2007