Football fans face travel chaos as District Line is suspended

Football fans face travel chaos as District Line is suspended just hours before Fulham’s clash with Tottenham – forcing thousands to find another route to Craven Cottage as kick-off is delayed

The District Line has been suspended, meaning thousands of fans will have to find a new way to Craven Cottage for the Fulham vs Tottenham game.

The London Derby match is due to start at 8pm and gates open an hour and a half beforehand.

On the Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account the club said: ‘Supporters making the trip to SW6 tonight should be aware that the District Line is currently suspended. Other routes are available.’

The disruption is due to signal failures, My London reported. 

The District Line has been suspended, meaning thousands of fans will have to find a new way to Craven Cottage for the Fulham vs Tottenham game

The District Line has been suspended, meaning thousands of fans will have to find a new way to Craven Cottage for the Fulham vs Tottenham game

The Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account shared a message to give fans a heads up on the travel chaos

The Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account shared a message to give fans a heads up on the travel chaos

The Elizabeth line, which opened last year, and the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines have been completely suspended.

Two other London Underground routes have also been ‘shut down’.

Disappointed fans took to Twitter, with one saying: ‘Bit late, on the Uber now cheers!’

Another said: ‘Thanks for the abundant amount of time you’ve gave us as warning. Me and my son stranded now because of this.’ 

A section on the Tottenham website which outlines how to get to Fulham’s stadium says: ‘Craven Cottage is accessible via all major transport links. 

‘Putney Bridge is the closest London Underground station and is served by the District line and is a 10-20 minute walk from the stadium. 

Stranded: Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment

Stranded: Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment 

‘District and Piccadilly lines also serve Hammersmith Underground station which is approximately a 20-40 minute walk from the stadium

‘Putney station is served by Southwestern rail services and is a 17-35 minute walk from the stadium and can be easily reached from Clapham Junction and Waterloo stations.

‘Parking around Craven Cottage is extremely limited and access to surrounding streets on a matchday is restricted by a Traffic Management Order.

Supporters are advised to use TfL’s Journey Planner to plan their journey in advance.’

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