Storm Brendan news: Tube station’s roof collapses sparking travel chaos | UK | News

Dramatic images posted on Twitter showed part of a roof collapse on tube line tracks in west London. During high winds, which have been experienced across the nation, part of the tube station roof blew onto the tracks at Ravenscourt Park tube station.

Transport for London (TfL) have said there will be severe delays on the Piccadilly and District lines “due to an obstruction on the track”.

Commuter, Sam Rodriguez, who reported the incident to TfL staff said the roof “sparked and smoked” when it fell onto the track.

Mr Rodriguez said: “The roof blew onto the wires and sparked and smoked.

“I went down and told a staff member.

“I went back onto the platform as it had stopped smoking and I was getting the district line.

“Then there was a massive bang and it started to flame and smoke again.”

Piccadilly line tweeted that there is no service between Hammersmith and Acton Town westbound.

They tweeted: “No service Hammersmith to Acton Town westbound only while we remove an obstruction from the track at Ravenscourt Park.

“Severe delays on the rest of the line.”

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The District line’s Twitter account had a similar message warning commuters that there is no service between Earl’s Court to Ealing Broadway and Richmond.

They said: “No service Earl’s Court to Ealing Broadway/Richmond while we remove an obstruction from the track in the Ravenscourt Park area.

“Good service on the rest of the line.”

Britain will see more tumultuous weather this week as the country is battered by hurricane-force gales which could cause widespread power cuts, damage to property, down trees and disrupt travel across the country.

The storm arrived over Ireland on Monday morning and led to alerts across the entire country as high winds and heavy rain was forecast.

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