London commuters were left angered as severe delays hit both the Victoria and Jubilee lines on Tuesday morning (17 May). Many have taken to Twitter to vent about the services as they faced overcrowding on platforms during peak rush-hour.
Transport for London said that the entire Jubilee line was affected due to a signal failure at Baker Street, while the Victoria line was facing delays due to a faulty train at Brixton. Passengers on the Victoria line began facing delays just before 8am, while the Jubilee line saw the first disruption at roughly 8.15am.
At 8.40am, Transport for London warned commuters not to travel to Finchley Road station due to congestion. Many commuters noted that it had taken them roughly 50 minutes to travel five stops on the Jubilee line, warning fellow passengers to avoid the line if possible.
Transport for London has said that Tube tickets are being accepted on local buses, as well as the London Overground, National Rail services, Thameslink, Southeastern trains and the DLR. The delays come one day after the Victoria line launched its new timetable, which it said would boost capacity by 40% between Walthamstow and Seven Sisters during peak times.