Oxford Circus Station evacuated following tube train fire

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

Oxford_fireA fire had broken out on a tube train during morning rush hour leading to the evacuation of Oxford Circus station and two people had to be rushed to the hospital.


Several passengers posted photos of the incident as smoke billowed out of Bakerloo Line train on different social media platforms.


The smoke was spreading rapidly across the platform, said the passengers. Footage showed the platform being enveloped by a thick layer of smoke and an automated message was proclaimed that asked the passengers to leave the station at once.


The London Ambulance Service said that it was summoned a short while prior to 9 a.m. and it sent an ambulance, Hazardous Area Response Team and a team of paramedics staff members.


A spokesperson said that they had treated four patients at the scene of the incident for inhaling smoke and two were already hospitalized.


The trains were not pausing at the station. However, people said that they were able to smell smoke while they were going through. The London Fire Brigade said that they were not capable of confirming the exact cause of the alert as a consequence of the fire.


One of the spokesperson said that the firefighters had combated a ‘small fire’ and went on to state that currently the fire is under investigation.


British Transport Police said that the cause of this fire is not being regarded as suspicious. Transport for London asserted that there in presently no service on the Bakerloo Line between Elephant, Castle and Paddington, resulting in delays on the remaining part of the line.


Tickets are now being accepted on alternative trains and also local bus services.


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