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District Line services suspended after Tube train derails

Derailed District Tube train Image copyright Alexandra MacLeod/@AlexHelenMac
Image caption The train came off the tracks outside Ealing Broadway station

Services on part of the London Underground District Line were suspended for several hours after a train derailed near Ealing Broadway.

The train, which was carrying passengers, came off the tracks late on Tuesday night as it crossed a set of points.

The line reopened at about 10:20 GMT with severe delays but is now running a good service.

Transport for London said the train was moving slowly and nobody was injured.

The line was shut between Ealing Broadway and Acton Town.

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Image caption The District Line is running with severe delays between Ealing Broadway and Turnham Green

The 19 passengers on board were escorted to safety and given alternative transport.

The derailment happened near the end of service and came after an earlier signal failure on the line.

Operations director for the District Line, Steve White, said engineers were "working closely with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch on site to investigate this incident".

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