News from London: Victoria station ‘evacuated’ as police and firefighters rush to scene | UK

News from London: Victoria station ‘evacuated’ as police and firefighters rush to scene | UK

Video footage on social media appeared to show emergency services, including police vans, an ambulance and a fire engine, witnessing an incident. A Twitter user wrote alongside the video: “ What’s going on at Victoria Station? We have just been evacuated. ”

A spokesperson for the London ambulance service later told “We were called at 3:40 pm this afternoon at Victoria Station, SW1E, to receive reports of ‘an injured person on the rails.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene: an incident response officer, a clinical team leader, a bicycle responder, a nurse in a response car and an ambulance team. .

“We also dispatched our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the London Air Ambulance.

“We treated a person at the scene and took them by road to a major trauma center. “

Transport for London (TfL) also confirmed that it was dealing with a “customer incident” at the station.
TfL said: “Significant delays while dealing with a customer incident in Victoria.

“London Underground tickets are accepted on South East, South West Railway and London buses by any reasonable route.

“Please call us at 0343 222 1234 if you need help planning your trip. “

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“Don’t come over here for Tube. “

British Transport Police later confirmed that the fire alarm had been set off at Victoria Station.

However, there was no fire.

Earlier this week, it was announced that major improvements to the track and signaling of the railway to London Victoria Station were taking place this weekend.

Work is also expected to be carried out on weekends until the end of June.

Upgrades in South London will also focus on the line from East Croydon to Victoria and through Clapham Junction.

Improvement works at Gatwick Airport is also part of another project that started over the weekend in May.

Network Rail Sussex Route Director Shaun King said: “The work we are undertaking during the May Bank Holiday and beyond will allow passengers to enjoy even more reliable and comfortable journeys in the future. “


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