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Victoria station evacuated: Emergency services lockdown station – all entrances closed – Express, Express.co.uk


Fire engines were pictured outside the busy station this morning, along with large queues of people outside. Twitter used Wolfie-Jeffman tweeted: “Emergency services turning up now at #VictoriaStation no tubes going anywhere, all entrances closed.” Take alternative routes. “

Just after 7. 15 am, TfL’s Victoria Line feed tweeted: “Victoria Station: Closed due to an emergency services incident, your tickets will be accepted on the local buses either side of the station. “

Just before 7. 40 am, it added: “No service between Warren Street and Brixton.

” Severe delays on the rest while the emergency services deal with a casualty on the track.

Victoria Station

Emergency services at Victoria Station(Image: GETTY)

“Tickets accepted on the buses, Southeastern and South Western Railway. “

The disruption was apparently having a knock-on effect, with Tom Holland subsequently tweeting: “The Victoria Line is down & Stockwell closed due to overcrowding.”

Stockwell is an interchange station between the Victoria Line and Northern Line.

(A TfL spokesman confirmed London Ambulance Service was also on the scene, as were police.

A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said appliances had now the scene, saying the incident had involved a woman in her 60 s who had fallen on to the tracks and who had suffered an ankle injury.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “London Ambulance Service spokesperson:” We were called at 7: 06 am this morning (11 November) to reports of a person injured at Victoria underground station, SW1E .

“We dispatched an incident response officer, an ambulance crew and our hazardous area response team (HART).

” We also dispatched a response car from London’s Air Ambulance.

“Crews treated a woman at the scene with an ankle injury and took her to hospital.”

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