Peoples Digest Online – A Tube carriage caught fire – causing a mass evacuation which witnesses described as “terrifying”. The train pulled in to Oxford Circus and passengers were ushered away as smoke quickly started filling the station.
Smoke was seen billowing out of the train and the smell of burned plastic was reported by witnesses.
Commuters were pictured shielding their faces from thick smoke which billowed through their carriage. Rachel Thompson said: “Don’t go near Oxford Circus. I just got evacuated from the station. F****** terrifying.”
Witness Phil Ford said: “Green Park is absolute hell because Oxford Circus is closed and we just went through Oxford Circus and it stinks of smoke.”
While Megan Affonso said: “DON’T use the #jubileeline or try going into #oxfordcircus, a train has gone up in flames.”
A spokesperson for Transport for London said: “The station is currently closed due to a fire alert, there is no one in the station, all the lines that run through the station aren’t stopping there.
“People should use the TfL website to find alternate routes.”
The London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police are at the scene.
Our sources said there will be further information once the situation has been investigated.