October 24, 2018 / 5:10 PM / 24 days ago

King's Cross train station evacuated briefly due to fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s King’s Cross train station was evacuated briefly during Wednesday’s rush hour due to a fire alert triggered by smouldering on the track.

The station was later reopened after emergency services found no fire.

“There is no fire,” a spokesman for Transport for London said.

Passengers said they were evacuated from the station as scores of emergency vehicles arrived.

“Smelt smoke or something on the Piccadilly line platform at kings cross,” Rosie Ayoub said on Twitter. “Emergency services super quick on the scene.”

Reporting by Andy Bruce and Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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