The downpour that drenched London this afternoon has played havoc with the transport network. Ominous rumbles of thunder and attendant arcs of lightning exploded into torrents of precipitation just as rush hour rolled around, leading to predictable calamity for the homeward bound. Flash floods saw Hyde Park Corner, Victoria, and Green Park stations closed, while the Bakerloo line was giving Edgware Road a miss as a result. An undercurrent of bubbling Tweets suggested that Victoria was due to re-open at 7.30pm, with some reports saying everything but the District and Circle lines were back in business, but that's not confirmed yet. Update: all stations have now fully re-opened. To anybody who claimed about being too hot in that glorious heatwave we sweated through last week: we blame you. Any entertaining homeward bound-stories, acts of random kindness, tango-dancing in the rain, or stories of vile commuters behaving badly, are welcome in the comments.
Last Updated 07 July 2009