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A signal failure at High Street Kensington has led to "severe delays" on both the Circle and District Line on Tuesday morning (December 12).

District Line delays between Edware Road and Wimbledon are "severe", with minor delays between Earls Court and Ealing Broadway.

Commuters travelling on the Circle Line between Gloucester Road and Edware Road have also been warned about severe delays.

Tickets are now being accepted on local bus routes, a spokesman for Transport for London said.

We will be bringing you all the latest updates on this live blog.

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Updates for Circle and District Line

Delays are clearing after the earlier signal failure at High Street Kensington.

  • Normal services have resumed on the Circle Line following an earlier signal failure at High Street Kensington.
  • Minor delays remain on the District Line between Edgware Road and Wimbledon due to earlier signal failure

Current disruptions

A number of rail services are currently experiencing severe or minor delays this morning.

Buses are still accepting tickets due to delays to the Circle and District Line.

Minor and severe delays to Underground services on Tuesday (December 12)
Minor and severe delays to Underground services on Tuesday (December 12) (Image: Transport for London)

Piccadilly Line signal failure

Trains and platforms could be busy from Acton Town to Cockfosters on the Piccadilly Line after an earlier signal failure at Hammersmith.

The problem has now been fixed, a spokesman for Transport for London confirmed.

Additional signal failures

On another note, commuters travelling between Harrow on the Hill and Aylesbury this morning are facing cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes due to another signalling problem at Rickmansworth.

There is also no service on the Metropolitan Line between Harrow On The Hill and Amersham, Harrow On The Hill and Chesham and Harrow On The Hill and Watford due to signal failure at Moor Park.

Tickets are now being accepted on London Northwestern Railway services.

Unhappy commuters

Circle and District Line users expressed their dissatisfaction about the “severe delays” on Twitter.

One labelled the disruptions as a “total and utter shambles”.

'Allow extra time to travel'

A Transport for London spokesman warned commuters to leave themselves plenty of time to get to work on Tuesday (December 12).

Affected routes

The current disruptions to District and Circle Line services are:

  • Severe delays on Circle Line clockwise between Gloucester Road and Edgware Road
  • Severe delays on District Line between Edgware Road and Wimbledon
  • Minor delays on District Line between Earls Court and Ealing Broadway

Severe delays on Circle and District Line

Good morning! There are currently severe delays to Circle and District Line services due to a signal failure at High Street Kensington.

Commuters have been urged to check before they travel and tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates on the “severe delays” we get them.