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Call for inquiry into Central Line Tube stranding

Crowded Tube train (Library)
Some passengers were stuck for two hours

A passenger watchdog has demanded an investigation after commuters on the Central Line were stuck for almost two hours following signal failure.

The problem began at about 1730 GMT on Thursday. At its height 11 trains were stuck near Liverpool Street Station.

Jo deBank, of London TravelWatch, said: "Getting stuck for that length of time is horrendous." She called for Transport for London to investigate.

London Underground has apologised for the inconvenience and distress.

Howard Collins, chief operating officer for London Underground, said: "We apologise to all customers who were inconvenienced by last night's incident on the Central Line and for the distress caused to some passengers.

"We worked to get people off trains as quickly as possible, but due to a number of trains in tunnels it took some time to get passengers off some of the trains."

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