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11 August 2017, 08:55
Police And Fire Brigade At Oxford Circus After Fire On The Tube
Oxford Circus tube station has been evacuated after a fire on a Bakerloo Line train.
The station is currently shut and the Fire Brigade and British Transport Police are on the scene.
The British Transport Police confirmed there was a fire and said it is not currently being treated as suspicious.
The official Bakerloo Line feed tweeted: "Smoke on a train has been reported, its being investigated. I'll update the feed as soon as I have more info."
Commuters tweeted of how frightened they were:
Oxford Circus tube station evacuated due to 'emergency' pic.twitter.com/4HSrRazxAl— Tom Richell (@tomrichell) August 11, 2017
Fire at Oxford Circus underground. Just had to run off the platform and up to the streets. Quite a bit of panic. Hope it's not too bad.— Atheist Tweeter (@Atheist_Tweeter) August 11, 2017
Images from the Bakerloo Line platform show passengers covering their face as the carriage was filled with smoke.