Transport for London has confirmed that the Central Line will close this evening. (PA)

London Underground’s Central Line will be closing today (July 21) during rush hour with people advised to finish journeys by 5.30pm.

TfL shared that from 6pm there will be no service between Ealing Broadway / West Ruislip and Leytonstone, or between Hainault and Woodford.

People are being advised to complete journeys early or take an alternative route.

It’s likely that other tubes will be affected too due to the increased numbers of passengers trying another route.

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TfL told customers to instead use the Elizabeth line at Ilford/Manor Park to the Central line at Newbury Park and from Piccadilly line at Park Royal for Hanger Lane and at North Ealing for West Acton.

It comes after a train company reported the news early this after which was later confirmed in an email from TfL to email updates.

The sudden closure is down to sickness causing a shortage of control room staff.

The Central line is a key route for many with connections to major stations like Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.