Stratford route at 7:30 on 21 October

Here are the reported incidents at 7:30 on 21 October for the Tube system:

No line incidents reported. 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.

KING’S CROSS ST. PANCRAS (UNDERGROUND) STATION: Reduced escalator service until early November 2009.

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 Friday 23 October, the station will be exit only 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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Go to http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/realtime/planned.asp for more information on planned works.

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Wider probe over inmate transfers Justice Secretary Jack Straw orders an investigation into whether the transfer of prisoners prior to inspections is widespread. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8316398.stm

Jobless bankers urged to foster Bankers and lawyers made redundant in London are urged to take up an alternative career as a foster carer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8317412.stm

Disabled pupil’s benefits frozen A 10-year-old girl with half a leg will stop receiving disability allowance after a school report called her an “able gymnast”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8317270.stm

Waiting list of six months for WI Several Women’s Institutes in London have become so popular there is now a six month waiting list to join. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8316930.stm

Fire breaks out in London tower More than 30 firefighters tackle a fire which broke out at a residential tower block in Battersea, south London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8317167.stm

Father ‘tied up’ honour case girl The mother of an alleged “honour killing” victim tells a court her husband tied the girl up a day before she vanished. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8316376.stm

Churches ordered to ‘sing softly’ Two churches in London are ordered to keep their singing voices down after neighbours complain about Sunday service. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8316287.stm

Mayor defends ‘unjust’ fare rise London Mayor Boris Johnson defends his decision to increase bus and Tube fares above the rate of inflation. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8315727.stm

Man ‘heard confessing to murder’ A murder suspect was arrested after his prayer for forgiveness was heard by police bugging his car, a court hears. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8317018.stm

Gay MPs may marry in Parliament Conservative leader David Cameron says his party could introduce women-only shortlists of election candidates. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk_politics/8314322.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

Park life World Cup video shows London’s passion for football. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8309000/8309597.stm

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