Stratford route at 7:30 on 26 March

Here are the reported incidents at 7:30 on 26 March for the Tube system:

No line incidents reported. BANK STATION: No step-free access to the DLR platforms due to planned maintenance work.

CHARING CROSS STATION: Reduced escalator service until late April 2010.

EARLS COURT STATION: Reduced escalator service until late May 2010.

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

VICTORIA STATION: A reduced number of entrances and exits are in operation at police request. Please avoid the station where possible. London buses are accepting tickets in the vicinity of Victoria.

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Go to http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/realtime/planned.asp for more information on planned works.

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Cost-cutting ‘put lives at risk’ A council criticised after a tower block fire killed six people continued to opt for cheap safety options for seven months, a BBC investigation reveals. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8587954.stm

Fatal stabbing at Victoria Tube A youth is stabbed to death at Victoria Station in London during the rush hour, causing disruption on the Underground network. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8588081.stm

Tube work delays ‘unacceptable’ The government’s part-privatisation of the Underground was “flawed”, says the Commons Transport Committee. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8588122.stm

Smugglers jailed over ?62m plot Twelve men are jailed for smuggling ?62m worth of skunk cannabis into the UK hidden in flower boxes from Holland. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8580048.stm

Search on for street gum artist Chemistry professors scour London to offer a commission to a man who paints miniature pictures on discarded gum. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8587359.stm

Man arrested after car hits house A man is arrested after being injured when his car hits a house in east London in the early hours of Thursday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8587868.stm

Warning on hospital death rates Three London hospital trusts should be investigated over higher than normal death rates, a health expert warns.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/health/8584600.stm

Man convicted of harassing model A stockbroker is found guilty of stalking model Sophie Anderton by bombarding her with text messages. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8587102.stm

Man jailed for 18-year rape case A rapist from London who carried out an attack on a woman almost 18 years ago is jailed following advances in DNA technology. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8587630.stm

Victim’s mother speaks at event Mother of murdered teenager talks to young audience about serious youth violence and the impact her son’s death has had on her. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8586759.stm

Gun battle soldier’s funeral held A funeral will take place for a soldier from London who was killed in a gun battle in southern Afghanistan. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8586751.stm

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Gardens revamp Jubilee Gardens gets ?1.5m grant for the project http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8580000/8580225.stm

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