District line passengers have complained of being stuck on packed trains between stations after a signal failure caused travel chaos.
TfL Tube delays: District and Circle line passengers stuck on packed trains as signal failure causes chaos
The whole line ground to a halt at about 7pm on Monday after signalling issues at Earl’s Court, much to the fury of commuters trying to make their way home.
TfL said later that the entire District and Circle lines were suffering from severe delays, with problems continuing into the evening.
Some people said they were stuck on trains outside stations for up to 45 minutes.
One furious passenger said: “Thanks for ruining my evening, and if I wasn’t already claustrophobic enough today was a horrific, stuck in a tunnel! It’s not the first time.”
Another added: "My gf has been stuck standing on a train between High St Kensington and Earls Court for over 30mins.
"Any words of advice? Why is it taking so long to action anything?"
One commuter said: "Thanks for the 35minute tunnel stop on the District line. Obviously want to spend my Mondays evenings on the tube."
Another described their journey home as "chaotic" and "brutal".
TfL said tickets were being accepted on local buses, South Western Railway and C2C.