London Victoria evacuated: ‘Reported emergency’ at major station after fire alert

London Victoria station has been evacuated amid a “reported emergency” sparked by a fire alert.

Transport for London said on Twitter no Underground trains were running through the major hub.

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Passengers rushed out the station as alarms sounded shortly after 7am on Wednesday morning.

The Victoria line Twitter account, @Victorialine, said: “Victoria station closed. All lines non stopping. Fire alert. Updates to follow.”

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Emergency response: Fire engines pulled up outside (Hannah al-Othman)

A spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said firefighters were called to an automatic fire alarm.