Oxford Circus station evacuated and closed due to smoke on Tube train

Joe Bunting

British police investigating reports of a fire at London's Oxford Circus underground station on Friday said that the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

While, another photo that was shared by a commuter showed passengers covering their mouths with jumpers and clothing in the train carriage.

British Transport Police have said that the incident is "not now being treated as suspicious".

Smoke was seen billowing out of a Bakerloo line train and the smell of burned plastic was reported by witnesses.

A spokesman for Transport for London said: 'Oxford Circus is now closed and cleared of people. Understandably this was a distressing incident for our customers, for which I give my honest apologies.

The Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines have been suspended.

Those caught up in the panic have taken to social media to describe the incident.

She said the evacuation was orderly but another disagreed, describing it as '****ing terrifying'.

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

'Police arrived around three mins later.

The driver reassured everyone and called for calm after the train stopped when the emergency alarm was pulled in the tunnel before proceeding to Oxford Station.

"But once I got away from Oxford Circus and I reached Great Marlborough Street I checked Twitter and saw that there was a fire". Hope everyone is ok!'

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