The horrors of Halloween came early for hardworking Londoners traveling on the Central Line on Wednesday.
The second-most frequent line on the London Underground ground to a halt in morning peak as heavy rain wreaked havoc with its signals.
The line normally runs around 34 trains per hour through central London but restrictions placed upon services meant this number was severely reduced.
Thousands were left waiting for those trains still running on the line as alternative routes also encountered problems. Delays were reported on Transport for London's website across the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines.
Scenes reminiscent of a recent tube strike greeted commuters on Wednesday
Heavy rain which fell overnight and through the morning is thought to have added to the problems, with commuters facing a soggy, snail's pace journey.
Londoners were understandably rather pissed off
Scenes were almost biblical
TfL said: “We apologise for the disruption caused to our customers using the Central line this morning. The disruption was caused by a signal failure at Leyton at around 7:30am.
"Our engineers are working hard to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.”