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Hundreds evacuated after fire breaks out under Victoria line Tube
6 September 2021, 13:36 | Updated: 8 September 2021, 06:07
Around 500 people had to be evacuated from Green Park and London Victoria stations after a fire broke out underneath a Tube.
Victoria Station and Green Park are currently closed, and the Victoria line is part suspended between Brixton and Warren Street.
London Fire Brigade said the fire occurred in a battery compartment under a train at platform three heading northbound.
They were called at 11.40am and the fire was under control by 1.05pm.
Around 500 people had to be evacuated by staff, and no injuries were reported.
The rest of the Victoria line is experiencing severe delays as a result of the blaze.
A TfL spokesperson said: “We apologise to customers using the Victoria line for the disruption they’ve experienced today.
"Victoria Tube station was closed due to smoke coming from a defective train.
"Our engineers have worked on moving the train so that normal service could resume and we are working on restoring a good service as quickly as possible.”
A notice on the Transport for London (TfL) website read: "Victoria Line: No service between Brixton and Warren Street and SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line due to a fire alert at Victoria.
"Tickets are being accepted on London Buses, London Overground, Southeastern, South Western Railway, Great Northern and Greater Anglia."
Witnesses took to social media to share what they have seen.
"Green Park just got evacuated," tweeted one person.
"Smoke coming from Victoria line tunnels."
Green Park just got evacuated— Narga that likes trains (@RadicalScrub) September 6, 2021
Smoke coming from Victoria line tunnels