Flood On Underground Caused By Checking Pipes

Thames Water has confirmed the flood that has closed part of the Central Line for nearly 26 hours was caused by engineers checking for faults in a waterpipe ahead of the Olympics.

The one-hundred year old pipe burst on Wednesday afternoon as soon as the earth around it moved.

It has caused long delays for commuters using the Central Line.

The line re-opened between Leytonstone and Bethnal Green on Thursday afternoon.

The company has told us they are in the process of checking all pipes around Olympic venues, but have admitted that they don't know how many more pipes maybe at risk.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Matt Wilkinson

On TV: Heart's Happy Hour: 00s Number 1s

3pm - 4pm

Watch heart TV

  • Room 5 / Oliver Cheatham Make Luv



  • Sugababes About You Now



  • Destiny's Child Independent Women



  • Queen Bohemian Rhapsody



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in London

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter