UK

Tube passengers hit by power cut

Tube passengers have experienced "severe" delays on two London Underground lines after a power cut in south London.

Transport for London (TfL) said the District and Bakerloo lines were affected and some overground trains were also hit.

A National Grid spokeswoman said a faulty circuit breaker was to blame.

She said engineers were now on site and the equipment was being returned back to service.

TFL said it did not anticipate any knock-on effects later in the morning.

Geoff Young, who was on a South West Trains service leaving Waterloo at about 21:50 BST, said: "We were told there had been a big power surge."

He said: "I wanted to get off at Sunningdale. However, when we arrived at Staines the train stopped.

"The train company couldn't tell us whether we would sit there for 10 minutes or two hours so I got off. I had to get a £30 taxi home as there were no buses."