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There are still severe delays on the Jubilee Line Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Jubilee Line suffers severe delays as a result of the suspect package found in North Greenwich station earlier today (20 October). A controlled explosion was carried out at the station close to the O2 Arena following an investigation by the Met Police Counter Terrorism unit.

North Greenwich station was evacuated while police dealt with the incident, with the Jubilee Line closed from Canary Wharf to Stratford.

After the controlled detonation, the line reopened but with severe delays during the evening rush hour. North Greenwich station currently remains closed.

A TfL spokesperson confirmed London Underground tickets will be accepted on local busses, Southeastern, DLR, Greater Anglia, Emirates Air Line and TFL Rail via any reasonable route.

Commuters are advised to check their journey before travelling.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Shortly after 11.00am on 20 October, the British Transport Police was called to North Greenwich Underground Station after train staff reported finding a suspicious item on a train travelling eastbound on the Jubilee Line.

"Specialist officers from the Met and BTP are in attendance and a controlled detonation has since taken place to ensure the item is safe.

"While we are keeping an open mind, the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation because it has the expertise to deal with incidents of this kind. British Transport Police is supporting them in their investigation.

"If anyone saw anything suspicious on this particular train or anywhere else we would urge them to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, in an emergency always call 999."