King's Cross station roof collapses causing commuter chaos

Stations evacuated after part of concrete roof collapses

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King's Cross roof collapse causes commuter chaos

Commuters in London are facing huge disruption after part of a concrete roof collapsed at King's Cross.

According to the Metro, four Tube lines were severely affected, and the Circle line was closed, after the incident on the morning of 17 September.

Emergency work took place to fix the concrete roof, but the Circle Line was completely suspended, while the Hammersmith & City Line was not running between Baker Street and Barking. The Metropolitan Line was suspended between Baker Street and Aldgate.

Speaking to Lbc.co.uk, London Underground's chief operating officer Phil Hufton said: "The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines were suspended this morning due to loose concrete being found overnight in the King's Cross area.

"We worked to resolve the problem which included getting scaffold to the site so the roof affected could be fixed."

Not only that, there was also delays on the Central Line. He added: "There was a broken-down engineering train at the east end of the line which caused a late start of service. All lines have now resumed, with minor delays on the Central line. Obviously I am very sorry for anyone delayed this morning."

Many commuters took to Twitter to express their frustration.




All lines are now thought to be mainly running as normal.

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