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Tube delays after wall collapses on track in East Ham

Rail lines in East Ham, near where the wall collapsed

There are delays on tube services through East Ham after a wall running alongside the track collapsed this afternoon.

The wall, which contained high-voltage cables, crumbled and fell onto the railway line at around 12.30pm today.

The collapse caused a fire on the track and also in the rear garden of a nearby property in Shakespeare Crescent. 

London Fire Brigade’s borough commander for Newham, Rod Vitalis, said: “A wall alongside the railway line containing high voltage cables collapsed and fell into the railway line. 

“Crews tackled a fire on the track and a small fire in the garden of a property behind the railway line.”

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters dealt with the incident and one woman was treated on scene by paramedics from London Ambulance Service.

Mr. Vitalis added: “An underground train was redirected to avoid the area and around 60 passengers safely left the train. Some disruption to services remains.”

There is currently no service on the District Line between Whitechapel and Upminster and no service on the Hammersmith and City Line between Liverpool Street and Barking.

Passengers are being accepted on c2c trains instead.

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