'Tube fire' at Oxford Circus sparks evacuation in central London

11 August, 2017, 12:08 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Joe Bunting

Oxford Circus tube station has been closed after reports that there is a fire on a Bakerloo line train.

Shocking pictures posted to social media showed smoke pouring from carriage doors as commuters headed to work during the morning rush hour.

Joe Bunting tweeted: 'Fire on the bakerloo line Oxford circus today - great Friday start'.

Smoke was also reported on the Victoria Line.

The station is now shut and the Fire Brigade and British Transport Police are on the scene.

Tom Richell was about to enter the station as alarms were sounded.

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London Fire Brigade said it was called at 08:47 BST to reports of "smoke issuing" from Oxford Circus.

However, others said that it was calm and many people were still trying to tap their Oyster cards to get out of the station.

A Tube carriage caught fire - causing a mass evacuation which witnesses described as "terrifying".

"One woman looked at me and said 'don't go down there".

London Fire Brigade has confirmed it is on the scene investigating.

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