The wall fell onto the track, and damaged equipment supporting the overhead wires (credit: LFB)
The wall, which contained high-voltage cables, crumbled and fell onto the railway line at around 12.30pm yesterday.
The collapse caused a fire on the track and also in the rear garden of a nearby property in Shakespeare Crescent.
Fire Investigators believe the cause of the fire involved an electrical current but have not said any more than that.
There is currently no service on the District Line between Plaistow and Dagenham East. A 10 minute service is operating from Dagenham East to Upminster.
On the Hammersmith and City Line, there is no service between Barking and Moorgate.
TfL has not said how long the lines will remain closed.
Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters dealt with the incident and one woman was treated on scene by paramedics from London Ambulance Service.
Speaking yesterday, 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.
“An underground train was redirected to avoid the area and around 60 passengers safely left the train. Some disruption to services remains.”
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