Euston station evacuated after fire alert

Euston station was evacuated while officials responded to a fire alert on Tuesday afternoon.

Alarms sounded at the station shortly after 1pm and crowds of people were led outside.

One witness wrote on Twitter that there was “collective panic” as the crowds made their way out of the station onto the streets.

Matt Haig said: “Just been evacuated from Euston underground.

“The collective panic was a bit intense.”

#EustonStation evacuated reports of a fire

— London 999 Feed (@999London) July 4, 2017

It came minutes after Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 was evacuated following reports of a fire alarm.

Both Northern and Victoria lines were disrupted due to the closure as British Transport Police officers descended on the scene.

A spokesman said: “Euston has been evacuated due to a fire alarm activation.

“Units of the BTP are on the scene.”

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

— TfL Travel Alerts (@TfLTravelAlerts) July 4, 2017

However Transport for London confirmed the alert was a false alarm and the station reopened shortly after 1.30pm.

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