Geyser erupts near Gunnersbury station as water main bursts

Images above: burst water main on Chiswick High Road

Water erupted 40ft into the air

A water main burst on Chiswick High Road on Sunday (10 July), causing a geyser of water to erupt into the air.

The rupture occurred just off the pavement close to Gunnersbury Station on the eastbound side of the High Rd, near where the road crosses over the railway tracks.  The spray from the water was reportedly crossing onto the tracks.

District Line services between Turnham Green and Richmond were suspended on Sunday. Services were running as normal on Monday. London Overground services at the station were already due to be suspended on Sunday due to engineering works.

Images above: Bust lane partially closed on Chiswick High Road eastbound, work vans at the scene on Monday

Bus lane partially closed on Monday

Workers in high-vis outfits were at the scene on Sunday.

Chiswick High Road remained open on Sunday with minor delays at the site, although this was in the morning when traffic levels are very light.

The eastbound bus lane was closed on Monday at 1.00pm and the area where the water pipe is located was cordoned off. Two vans and a team of workers remained at the scene on Monday behind the cordon.

Thames Water have yet to clarify the cause of the rupture.

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