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Services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after trackside wall collapse

PUBLISHED: 16:38 25 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:03 26 June 2020

TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain suspended, following the collapse of a wall onto the railway track at East Ham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain suspended, following the collapse of a wall onto the railway track at East Ham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after a trackside wall collapsed onto the railway track at East Ham.

At 12.29pm four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire on the track and in the rear garden of a nearby property in Shakespeare Crescent, Manor Park.

Crews from East Ham, Ilford, Stratford and Barking got the blaze under control by 2.38pm, the cause of which remains under investigation.

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Borough Commander Rod Vitalis, who was at the scene 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.”

Tickets are being accepted on c2c trains instead.


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