Smoke fills London Underground train at Oxford Circus forcing evacuation (PHOTOS)
Smoke was also reported on the Victoria Line.
A passenger said on social media: “Just got evacuated from Oxford Circus as there was a train on fire on, I think, the Bakerloo line, so best to avoid the Bakerloo line.”
Photos posted by Twitter users show passengers covering their faces as the train carriage fills with smoke.
One called the situation “terrifying.”
Witnesses also reported the smell of burning plastic.
Fire on the bakerloo line Oxford circus today - great Friday start pic.twitter.com/SVtZxWClDi— Joe Bunting (@jnzbunting) August 11, 2017
Oxford Circus tube station evacuated due to 'emergency' pic.twitter.com/4HSrRazxAl— Tom Richell (@tomrichell) August 11, 2017
Passengers have been told to use alternative routes.
According to Transport for London (TFL), the cause of the fire was an electrical fault under the train carriage.
London Ambulance Service said four people were treated for smoke inhalation, two of which were taken to hospital for further treatment.
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