London commuters face chaos after fire closes Euston station

2017-04-19 19:27


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


VIDEO: London Underground attacker taken down by cops

2015-12-07 09:12

A bystander at Leytonstone tube station in London shot this cellphone video of Saturday's knife attacker eventually being brought down by metro police after allegedly stabbing a man and slashing another in what is being called a 'terrorist incident'. Watch. WATCH

London - Thousands of London commuters are stranded after a trackside fire closed Euston Station, one of Britain's busiest rail and subway hubs.

The fire knocked out railway signals and triggered a power cut that shut the station on Wednesday afternoon, cancelling trains between London and the Midlands and northwest of Britain.

Suburban commuter trains and subway services were also disrupted, and hundreds of commuters were evacuated from the station.

Network Rail said service was not expected to return to normal until Thursday morning.

According to the Office of Rail and Road, Euston is the fifth-busiest station in Britain, with 41.7 million entries and exits annually in 2015-2016.

Read more on:    uk

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.