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United Kingdom: Multiple trains suspended June 17 due to debris from Grenfell Tower fire

Hammersmith, City Line, and Circle Line trains temporarily suspended June 17 due to risk of debris from Grenfell Tower fire; expect travel disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/6/2017, 12h00 until 17/6/2017, 11h59 (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom

Event

The Hammersmith, City Line, and Circle Line trains operating on the above-ground line that runs near Grenfell Tower have been temporarily suspended due to a short-term risk of debris falling onto the tracks from the Grenfell Tower fire. Authorities haves stated that debris is being removed to reopen the line as soon as possible.

Context

A large fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower housing complex on Latimer Road, in west London’s North Kensington neighborhood, beginning at approximately 01:10 (local time) on Wednesday, June 14. As of June 16, more than 70 people remain missing and 30 have been confirmed dead, a figure which is expected to rise. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but allegations of insufficient safety standards in the building’s construction have led to widespread public anger.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to anticipate transportation disruptions in the vicinity.

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