London news: Euston station evacuated after emergency alert – underground entry block | UK | News
With the London train station set to close over the Easter bank holiday weekend, social media users have flagged Euston is “crowded, noisy and confused”. The station was evacuated by officials due to a fire alarm.
British Transport Police confirmed they were looking into an incident at the busy station amid reports of an “emergency alert”.
A spokesperson said: “British Transport Police received a report at 2.46pm today of the fire alarm sounding at Euston Underground station.
“The station was closed as a precaution while London Fire Brigade investigated.
“Nothing was found and the station has now re-opened.”
Transport for London confirmed that the station reopened at approximately 3.15pm in time for the evening rush hour.
A spokesperson said: “The station and platforms were evacuated this afternoon but all have reopened again now.”
One Twitter user, @silverDjack, claimed an emergency was “alerted” at Euston station at 2.51pm on Thursday.
Another user, Mark Amies, said: “Euston is not a good place to be right now.
“Entrance to Underground blocked- no explanation for it. Crowded, noisy and confused. ”
Express.co.uk has contacted Network Rail for more information.
It comes as Euston will close over the Easter holiday weekend, meaning disruption for thousands of passengers.
The station is the sixth busiest in Britain and the busiest passenger route in the UK.
It will close to all passengers from just after midnight on Good Friday until 5am on Tuesday
Euston will be closed for track and signal upgrades between London Euston and Milton Keynes including at Watford Junction, which means no trains on the West Coast mainline going south from Milton Keynes.
Key rail lines serving Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are also set to be closed over the four-day holiday weekend.
James Dean from Network Rail said: “We thank people for their patience while they travel but Easter is one of those moments when there are fewer people traveling than normal.
“We take that opportunity to do engineering works and we can work on all of the lines that we need to.”