Stratford route at 7:30 on 23 December

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

DISTRICT LINE: Severe delays are occurring between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon, with minor delays on the rest of the line due to earlier emergency engineering work at Putney Bridge.

JUBILEE LINE: Minor delays are occurring following the late finish of engineering work at Stanmore.

CHANCERY LANE STATION: Until early January 2010, the station will be open for exit only on weekdays between 0730 and 1000 due to escalator refurbishment works. For the Central line please use nearby Holborn station which is a 6-8 minute walk from Chancery Lane.

GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010.

MAIDA VALE STATION: Closed to northbound services due to a customer incident.

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.

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Parents make 1979 abduction plea The parents of a teenager abducted from London 30 years ago make a new appeal for information about his fate. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8427297.stm

Teenage killings in UK drop 30% The number of teenagers killed violently in the UK has fallen by 30%, from 72 in 2008 to 51 in 2009, BBC research finds. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8424574.stm

Man urged son to rape cousin, 12 A man who urged his teenage son to marry and rape his 12-year-old cousin in south-east London is jailed for three years. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8427415.stm

Prince sleeps rough for charity Prince William spends a night sleeping rough in London in an event organised by homeless charity Centrepoint. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8426630.stm

‘Bitter’ husband guilty of murder A husband is found guilty of stabbing his wife to death in London because he was bitter she made a new life for herself. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8426633.stm

Kercher killer’s sentence reduced A man jailed for murdering south London student Meredith Kercher has his sentence almost halved on appeal. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/world/8427250.stm

Officers find ‘unstable’ escapee Police find a man who went missing from a secure mental health unit while on a trip to a shopping centre. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8427490.stm

Snowfall delays festive getaway Snow and ice continue to disrupt travel and delay the Christmas getaway for thousands, with London flights disrupted. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8426006.stm

Eurostar resumes train services Eurostar resumes operation of high-speed trains through the Channel Tunnel after three days with no service. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8425828.stm

Boat with ?375m of drugs seized A ship carrying cocaine worth ?375m – mostly thought to be destined for London – is seized off Spain. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8427363.stm

Artists helped into creative jobs A fund of ?500,000 is shared between art projects across London to boost job hopes of creatives in the Olympic run-up. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8426669.stm

Death row Briton’s rights ‘noted’ The rights of a Briton facing execution in China for smuggling heroin have been fully respected, officials there say. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/world/8425890.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

Travel advice Essential winter weather links and information http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_8425000/8425436.stm

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