Central line delays caused by trapped wheelchair

PUBLISHED: 15:49 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:10 18 January 2019

Stratford Station. Picture: KEN MEARS

Stratford Station. Picture: KEN MEARS


The suspension of Central line trains earlier today was caused by a wheelchair getting trapped between the train and platform.

Westbound services were suspended as Stratford Station staff tried to free the traveller after the wheelchair got stuck in the space between the train and platform.

Earlier TfL had said there was an issue with a passenger not getting off a train, but the full explanation followed in a later update.

A TfL spokeswoman said: “We apologise to Central line customers for the disruption to their journeys this afternoon.

This was caused by a powered wheelchair becoming trapped. No one was injured.”

She added that trains are now running and a normal service would return as quickly as possible.

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