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tube delaysAccording to London Transport the best way to avoid delays on the tube is to just decide that there is no delay. Oh great, that's cleared that up then!

Someone somewhere on the committee for London Underground thinks commuters are really dumb. A new set of rules have been put in place to determine what is a delay, a minor delay and a severe delay.

Now there has to be a delay of up to 10 minutes before a train is deemed to have 'minor delays' which we all know is a long wait when the standard is around 3/4.

This generally now means that a 9 minute gap between trains on any line is technically deemed a good service.

Read more here.


If you were one of the thousands of rail and tube commuters travelling in to East London this morning you may have encountered some serious delays and we've now found out the reason why.

The delays were due to overhead wire issues at Bethnal Green which led to trains in and out of Liverpool Street station being cancelled. The problems caused trains between Hackney Downs and Liverpool Street to be terminated as well as a reduced service running between Stratford and Liverpool Street.

So there you have it. Don't forget if you complain to TFL you get the money of your travel back so head to their website to complain if your journey was affected.