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London Flooded After Torrential Rain Hits The Capital

Tom Wood

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London Flooded After Torrential Rain Hits The Capital

Heavy rain has brought flash flooding to large parts of London, leaving cars, homes, and businesses in danger from the rising water.


The downpours that have swept across much of the UK in recent days have had a profound effect on the capital, with parts of north west London, as well as south west London, badly affected by flash flooding.

Trains and travel have also been hit severely by the weather, as the water submerged cars and left trains unable to run whatsoever.


Social media has been awash with pictures showing the damage and disruption in areas such as Maida Vale, Highgate, and Golders Green in the north of the city, and Barnes, Raynes Park, and Richmond towards the south west.

London Fire Brigade tweeted out that they had been called about more than 150 instances of flooding in south west London alone.

Police also asked travellers in cars to avoid the Raynes Park station area due to flooding.


"Roads are flooded and dangerous to drive down", they said.

People were evacuated from homes after the flooding reached Hammersmith and Ladbroke Grove.

Entire lines on the London Underground have also had to be suspended. The Circle line has been stopped altogether, and the Hammersmith and City, District, and London Overground have been part suspended.


Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, and Thameslink services have also been affected.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "Engineers worked through the night to clear flood water and inspect and repair tracks and equipment.

"Main line services are running this morning although a number of trains and crews are out of place so some disruption remains likely.

"We'd advise everyone to check their journey before they travel."


Euston Station, as well as several tube stops, was closed last night because of the torrential rain.

Transport For London said that their 'staff have been working overnight across the network working to repair the damage caused by the rain/flood waters'.

A statement reads: "Due to the weather last night, there has been significant flooding in different areas across the capital, which has had an impact on our services across the transport network. We apologise to our customers for any disruption and are working hard to minimise the impact to our services.


"With some bus routes on diversion and Tube and Rail services affected, we strongly advise that customers check for the latest information before they travel to ensure they have a safe and smooth journey."

Featured Image Credit: PA/@braggendasz

Topics: Weather, UK News, England, Trains, travel, London, Rain

Tom Wood
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