Stratford route at 7:30 on 23 October

Here are the reported incidents at 7:30 on 23 October for the Tube system:

CIRCLE LINE (CLOCKWISE): Minor delays are occurring due to faulty trains.

ACTON TOWN STATION: From Friday 23 October until Wednesday 11 November, no step-free access between the ticket hall and platforms.

EUSTON UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 17 August until Monday 9 November, there will be a reduced escalator service to the southbound Northern line (Bank Branch) and southbound Victoria line platforms due to refurbishment works. Access to these platforms will be via a spiral staircase only. Customers with luggage are advised to take local bus routes to Kings Cross St Pancras station for connections with these services. Valid Underground tickets will be accepted on these local routes.

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STATION: From Friday 25 September until Wednesday 28 October, no step-free lift access between the platforms and the ticket hall.

GREENFORD STATION: Due to station upgrade works to provide step-free access, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010.

OXFORD CIRCUS: Until April 2010, due to escalator work Central line passengers travelling to Oxford Street are strongly advised to avoid exiting at Oxford Circus station. Use Bond Street or Tottenham Court Road stations instead. Access to the Central line and interchange with the Bakerloo and Victoria lines is not affected.

PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION: Reduced escalator service until further notice.

SOUTHGATE STATION: Reduced escalator service until late December 2009.

ST. PAUL’S STATION: From Monday 19 through to Tuesday 27 October, the station will be exit only during weekdays between the times of 0730 and 1000 due to escalator modernisation works. Please use Mansion House or Chancery Lane stations instead.

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Council ‘made death tower unsafe’ A BBC investigation into the Lakanal House fire reveals the building appeared safe in 1995 before council refurbishment. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8319612.stm

Angry scenes face Griffin at BBC BNP leader Nick Griffin claims he has been “demonised” as he appears on Question Time despite anti-fascist protests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk_politics/8321157.stm

More Tube workers vote on strike A second union on London Underground is to ballot workers for industrial action over pay, it is announced. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320747.stm

London ‘to stage four NFL games’ The boss of the NFL in Britain has set his sight on four games a year in London’s Wembley Stadium by 2012, the BBC learns. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8321548.stm

Force helicopter laser man jailed A man from Islington, north London, is jailed for a year after pointing a green laser light at a police helicopter. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8321457.stm

Inquiry into ‘rude’ 999 operator A Metropolitan Police officer who handles 999 calls from three areas in London is investigated for allegedly being rude to callers. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320380.stm

Armed police will patrol estates Police officers with firearms begin patrolling gun-crime hotspots in London, provoking criticism from politicians. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8321302.stm

US Embassy listed for its facade The US embassy building in Grosvenor Square, central London, is granted a Grade II listed status for its “dynamic facade”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320558.stm

?2,500 fine for messy garden Residents in east London could be prosecuted and fined up to ?2,500 for failing to clear up messy front gardens. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320093.stm

Arrest in double murder inquiry A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after two men are stabbed to death in a flat in south-east London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320207.stm

Shakilus father’s drug admission The father of murdered teenager Shakilus Townsend pleads guilty at the Old Bailey to possessing crack cocaine. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8320827.stm

Job cuts planned at Land Registry More than 1,000 jobs could be lost, including some in south London, as part of a Land Registry plan to cut costs, the union says. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8320286.stm

Artworks to showcase UK in 2012 A giant human puppet of Lady Godiva is among artworks selected to showcase British culture at the 2012 Olympics. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/entertainment/8320287.stm

Why do people vote for the BNP? As the BNP’s prepares to appear on Question Time, what do people think in east London where the party has support? http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/magazine/8319635.stm

Tell us a story How to contact BBC News Interactive’s London team http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/3035310.stm

More news sites Links to other local news internet sites in London http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/3754232.stm

Children in Need BBC London teams up with musical Mamma Mia! http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_8319000/8319351.stm

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