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London travel news LIVE: Elizabeth line station reopens as police launch murder investigation

A murder investigation is under way after a person died on Tuesday morning at an east London train station.

The British Transport Police were called to Harold Wood station just after 4.30am after a member of station staff reported an individual was badly hurt and lying on the floor of the station.

Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service and a person was found with extensive injuries.

Despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has been arrested in connection and remains in police custody this morning.

The station - which is on the Elizabeth line - has since reopened.

Follow latest updates below....

Trains to Liverpool Street delayed

Tuesday 27 February 2024 07:28 , Jacob Phillips

Signalling problems have caused delays to trains to Liverpool Street.

National Rail said all lines have reopened following the issues between Hackney Downs and Tottenham Hale.

Trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes and disruption is expected until 9am.

Disruption caused by landslip has ended

Tuesday 27 February 2024 07:39 , Jacob Phillips

Trains between Reading and London Paddington had to stop running on Monday due to a landslip.

Services are now running normally again following a day of major disruption.

Elizabeth line station has been closed as emergency services respond to 'incident'

Tuesday 27 February 2024 08:20 , Jacob Phillips

An Elizabeth line station has been closed as emergency services respond to an “incident”.

No trains will be calling at Harold Wood station in east London throughout Tuesday, according to National Rail.

Murder investigation at Elizabeth line station

Tuesday 27 February 2024 08:26 , Jacob Phillips

A murder investigation is underway after a person died on Tuesday morning at Harold Wood railway station.

The British Transport Police were called to the station just after 4.30am after a member of station staff reported an individual was badly hurt and lying on the floor of the station.

Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service and a person was found with extensive injuries.

Despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has been arrested in connection and remains in police custody this morning.

'This act of unprovoked violence was despicable'

Tuesday 27 February 2024 08:38 , Jacob Phillips

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn has described the incident at Harold Wood station as an “act of unprovoked violence”.

He said: “This act of unprovoked violence was despicable.

“The investigation remains in the early stages, and although we are satisfied that this was an isolated incident the station will remain closed while we continue our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to text the British Transport Police on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 53 of 27/02/24.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Victim found with ‘extensive injuries’ at Elizabeth line station

Tuesday 27 February 2024 09:35 , Jacob Phillips

A murder investigation has been launched after a person was killed early on Tuesday in a “despicable and unprovoked” act of violence at an Elizabeth line station.

A member of staff reported the individual was attacked on the platform of Harold Wood station, east London just after 4.30am.

Read the full story here.

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Delays through Farringdon

Tuesday 27 February 2024 13:15 , Jacob Phillips

A signalling fault has caused delays at Farringdon station.

Trains running through Farringdon may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes while the service recovers.

Disruption is expected until 1.30pm

Severe delays on the Jubilee Line

Tuesday 27 February 2024 13:17 , Jacob Phillips

There are currently severe delays on the Jubilee Line following a “customer incident” at Stratford, Transport for London has said.

Minor delays on Jubilee Line

Tuesday 27 February 2024 14:08 , Jacob Phillips

There are currently minor delays on the Jubilee Line following an earlier customer incident at Stratford.

Transport for London said the delays are between Finchley Road and Stanmore.

There is a good service on the rest of the line.

Jubilee Line part-suspended

Tuesday 27 February 2024 15:07 , Jacob Phillips

Transport for London has said there is no service on the Jubilee Line between Stratford and North Greenwich due to train cancellations.

Elizabeth Line running at Harold Wood station again

Tuesday 27 February 2024 15:30 , Jacob Phillips

Trains can run again at Harold Wood station after it was closed due to a murder investigation on Tuesday morning.

You can read about the incident here.

Tram Service part suspended

Tuesday 27 February 2024 15:51 , Robert Dex

TFL reported there was “no service” on its trams between Lloyd Park and New Addington due to road works with a good service elsewhere.

Bus firm brands strike "needless"

Tuesday 27 February 2024 16:05 , Robert Dex

A planned strike by bus workers in south London has been branded “needless” by the firm involved.

Controllers in Battersea and Twickenham voted to strike in March over pay.

A spokesman for Abellio said: “We have mitigation plans in place for the upcoming strikes and are working with TfL to ensure Londoners can continue to travel during this needless action. During the previous action services ran as normal.”

Piccadilly Line part suspended

Tuesday 27 February 2024 17:24 , Robert Dex

There is a part suspension on the Piccadilly Line.

TfL reported “No service between Hatton Cross and Heathrow Terminal 4 while we fix a signal failure at Heathrow Terminal 4.”

Piccadilly Line problems spread

Tuesday 27 February 2024 18:05 , Robert Dex

TfL now say there are “severe delays between Acton Town and Heathrow all terminals” due to the signal failure at terminal 4.

Commuters face Jubilee Line delays

Tuesday 27 February 2024 18:39 , Robert Dex

There are minor delays on the Jubilee Line because of “train cancellations” according to TfL.

Southern Rail affected by signalling problems

Tuesday 27 February 2024 19:10 , Robert Dex

Commuters travelling between Victoria and Littlehampton have been told to make alternative travel arrangements.

Southern Rail said the line was blocked “due to a fault with the signalling system between Worthing and Barnham”.

Jubilee Line part suspended

Tuesday 27 February 2024 19:29 , Robert Dex

There is no service on the Jubilee Line between West Hampstead and Waterloo while the emergency services help a casualty on the track.

There are minor delays on the rest of the line.

This is the end of our coverage tonight

Tuesday 27 February 2024 21:30 , Robert Dex

Thank you for reading.