Victoria Line closed: Emergency services evacuate Oxford Circus after incident

Victoria Line closed: Emergency services evacuate Oxford Circus after incident

The Victoria line currently has “no service” while emergency services rush to an incident on the track, causing travel chaos in the capital. Victoria line wrote on Twitter: “No service while emergency services deal with a casualty on the track.

“London Underground tickets will be accepted on Southeastern trains and local bus services via any reasonable route.”

Just six minutes after their original Twitter post, at 12.53pm on Wednesday, the Victoria line confirmed Oxford Circus station had been closed.

They wrote: “If travelling via Oxford Circus, the station is closed while emergency services deal with a casualty on the track.

“Trains will not be stopping in both directions.”

Images posted on social media also showed Oxford Circus being evacuated shortly after.

One journalist wrote online: “Oxford Circus tube being evacuated ‘owing to an emergency’.

“All emergency services here. Traffic backed up.”

He also shared an image of emergency services on the scene with commuters and tourists spilling into the street.

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Published at Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:01:00 +0000