Westminster underground station has reopened following the evacuation of around 100 tube passengers due to billowing smoke coming from an electrical room.
Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the incident at Westminster Station on Bridge Street in Westminster around 11:30 am on Tuesday.
The report says there was a large amount of smoke coming from an electrical room within the basement of the station. Passengers within the station began evacuating before London Fire Brigade’s arrival.
The firefighters were able to get the incident under control by 12:49 am, about 80 minutes after the initial report of the smoke.
Eye-witnesses reported several hoses being taken into the station by the London Fire Brigade and Police vans were also at the scene.
At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated further by the London Fire Brigade.
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- UK railway round-up - 14th October 2021
- Electric freight trains mothballed due to soaring energy prices - 14th October 2021
- All Aboard! Remembering Britain’s Railways: A nostalgic trip down memory lane - 13th October 2021