Overground section suspended by ‘man on roof throwing objects onto track’

Overground section suspended by ‘man on roof throwing objects onto track’

A man on a roof “throwing objects onto the track” has caused the suspension of the London Overground between Shepherd’s Bush and Clapham Junction.

Southern trains between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction are also disrupted by the incident near Kensington Olympia, which hit Monday’s morning rush hour.The Met Police said a man on a roof close to the track threw a number of items onto it, which has caused lines to be blocked with disruption now expected to last all day.

“No trains are able to run between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction until further notice. This will affect Southern services between Watford Junction and East Croydon, with trains being cancelled or terminated short,” said National Rail.

“Please allow an extra 30 minutes to travel as you will have to use an alternative route. Check journey planners and station screens for the latest information,” it says.

Follow latest updates below…

Still part suspended

17:12 , Tom Davidson

To confirm, the Overground is still part suspended with no service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction.

District and Metropolitan part-suspended

15:27 , Josh Salisbury

Alongside the Overground being part-suspended due to a person throwing things onto the track, the District and Metropolitan Lines are also part-suspended.

There is no service on the District between Acton Town and Ealing Broadway due to a signal failure at Ealing Broadway.

The Metropolitan also has no service between Chalfont & Latimer and Chesham due to a signal failure.

Houses ‘evacuated’ over items being thrown from roof

13:45 , Josh Salisbury

Juliette Smith of Russell Garden Mews said she and her neighbours had been evacuated by the police, reports John Dunne.

Police have been on the scene since early this morning, with Overground trains unable to run due to a man throwing items onto the track from a nearby rooftop.

She told the Standard: “Some of the houses have been trashed. My neighbour has been in tears. The guy has been destroying roofs and skylights since 4am.

“The police are in my house they were thinking of going through the skylight to get him.he was shouting and throwing stuff.”

Local councillor Aarien Areti told the Standard: “The police are trying to negotiate but not successfully it seems.”

Another resident said: “They have to get him down, this is getting ridiculous.”

Firefighters and police remain on the scene.

Firefighters on scene of incident causing Overground disruption

13:37 , Josh Salisbury

The London Fire Brigade is on the scene of a man who was reported throwing items onto the track near Kensington Olympia.

The incident has disrupted Southern trains between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction as well as Overground services.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters are supporting colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service at an incident on Russell Garden Mews, Kensington.

“The Brigade was first called about the incident at 1019, and crews from Hammersmith and Paddington Fire Station are currently on scene.”

Marylebone disruption to continue

12:36 , Josh Salisbury

We told you earlier how Chiltern Railway trains from Marylebone were disrupted.

A points failure at Harrow-on-the-Hill means services may be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or diverted via High Wycombe.

Disruption is now expected until 1.30pm.

Overground disruption to last until end of day

12:18 , Josh Salisbury

Disruption on the Overground is now expected to last until the end of the day.

Trains are currently unable to run between Stratford / Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction because of a person throwing items onto the track.

Southern services are also affected between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction / Selhurst / East Croydon.

Police respond to man ‘throwing items onto track’

11:26 , Josh Salisbury

Asked for further details about the police incident at Kensington Olympia, a Met spokesperson said: “Police were called at 04:21hrs to reports of a man on a roof in Russell Gardens Mews W14.

“He threw a number of items down onto nearby railway tracks.”

Disruption is now expected until 4pm, National Rail said.

Great Western Railway services hit by signalling fault

10:08 , Josh Salisbury

Great Western Railway services out of Paddington may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled due to a signalling fault.

The fault affects services between Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Carmarthen / Cheltenham Spa / Swansea / Swindon.

Kensington police incident hits Overground services until 12

10:07 , Josh Salisbury

Disruption because of a police incident outside Kensington Olympia is now expected to last until 12noon.

It means no trains can run between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction, affecting Southern and Overground services.

Southern services between Watford Junction and East Croydon are being cancelled or terminated short.

The Overground also has no service between Shepherd’s Bush and Clapham Junction.

Thameslink trains delayed after passenger taken ill

08:12 , Josh Salisbury

A passenger being taken ill on a train at Farringdon means some lines are blocked.

Northbound services are being delayed between London Blackfriars and London St Pancras International, due to reports of a passenger being taken ill on a train at Farringdon.

This has hit Thameslink services towards West Hampstead Thameslink, St Albans, Luton, Bedford, Welwyn Garden City, Cambridge and Peterborough.

Services may terminate and restart elsewhere, have cancelled stops, or be cancelled completely.

Police incident in Kensington halts trains until 9am

07:47 , Josh Salisbury

The disruption which means no trains can run between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction will last until at least 9am.

The emergency services are dealing with an incident between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction, blocking all lines.

It means Southern services between Watford Junction and East Croydon are being cancelled or terminated short.

The Overground also has no service between Shepherd’s Bush and Clapham Junction.

Minor delays on Circle and Victoria

07:22 , Josh Salisbury

There are currently minor delays on the Victoria Line due to a late finish of engineering work at Walthamstow Central.

TfL also says there are minor delays on the Circle Line due to an earlier “customer incident”.

Signalling fault hits trains at Marylebone

07:08 , Josh Salisbury

Trains from Marylebone and Amersham are currently unable to run because of a signalling fault in the Harrow-on-the-Hill area.

Trains running between Amersham and Aylesbury may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

The fault is affecting Chiltern Railway services.

Disruption is expected until 9am.

Police incident halts trains

07:03 , Josh Salisbury

A police incident is preventing trains from running between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.

The incident is affecting the Overground between Stratford / Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction

Southern services between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction / Selhurst / East Croydon are also hit.

Trains are being cancelled or terminated short, with passengers being warned to allow an extra 30 minutes for travel.

Disruption is expected until at 7.30am.

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