Euston station evacuated as Tube and overground staff investigate fire alert

It is not yet known why the alarm sounded

Rachael Revesz
Tuesday 04 July 2017 14:31
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News follows similar evacuations at Heathrow Airport and London Bridge Station
News follows similar evacuations at Heathrow Airport and London Bridge Station

London's Euston station was briefly evacuated due to a fire alert, authorities have said.

An automatic fire alarm sounded just after 1pm, according to a London Fire Brigade spokeswoman.

It was not known why the alarm went off or in which part of the train station.

Emergency services were called and the station was evacuated during the busy lunchtime rush.

The station was also closed for travellers on the several tube lines that pass through Euston while authorities investigated.

On Twitter, social media users reported long queues for taxis and people "calmly" exiting the station as staff announced there was an "emergency" over the tannoy.

By 13.31, the alarm had stopped and the building was opened again.

Transport for London apologised for the inconvenience.

It tweeted, "Hi, apologies for the disruption to your journey. Euston station has reopened now. Thanks."

The news follows evacuations on Tuesday at Heathrow Airport and at London Bridge Station on Monday following fire alerts.

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