London Underground staff used Pokemon Go as a hilarious excuse for train delays

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Friday 15 July 2016 17:40
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Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

Problems on the London Overground delayed morning commuters for the umpteenth time on Friday morning - and station staff gave them a cheeky explanation.

Writing for the Newham Recorder, journalist Zoah Hedges-Stocks spotted the sign on Friday morning and took a picture, tweeting it from her account @Zoah_HS.

The sign at Dalston Kingsland station read:

We apologise for yesterday's power failure, this was due to someone capturing the station Pikachu.

The lighthearted excuse is not the first time Transport for London (TfL) staff have entertained commuters with creative public notices. Here are some classics from the last five years:

Pokemon Go officially became available in the UK on Thursday, and it's already causing havoc. Now we know that no transport system is safe! In other news, many users have suggested riding the London Overground in order to find more Pokemon for the game.

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