People travelling between London and Watford Underground were hit with an unusual status update for the Metropolitan Line this morning (March 13).
TfL said the closure, northbound between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Watford, would remain in place “while we remove a gazebo from the track”.
A commuter described it as “the funniest line status update I’ve seen in ages”, however a passenger replied that “it was amusing at first but I’ve been stuck on the gazebo train for an hour now”.
They added that the “exasperated” driver explained it had been blown out of someone’s garden in the Northwood area.
The line has now reopened but there are still severe delays both ways between the stations as of 10am, according to TfL.
Transport for London (TfL) says there is no service on the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Watford on the northbound.
However there is good service on the rest of the line.
There are also reports that a tree has fallen on the track between Wembley Stadium and Harrow-on-the-Hil, blocking the Chiltern Railways service.
Due to a tree blocking the railway between Aylesbury and Harrow-On-The-Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/izyhUaUwfZ
— Chiltern Railways (@chilternrailway) March 13, 2023
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning throughout London today.
People should expect “strong and gusty southwesterly winds”, which could lead to some disruption.
The warning says it is likely that high-sided vehicles on exposed routes are likely to be affected, as well as bus and train services.
According to the Met Office, the winds could also cause damage to trees and short-term loss of power and other services.