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Tower Hill police incident: Severe delays on Underground after emergency services respond to 'fire alert'

Both the Circle and District Underground lines are affected as a result

Firefighters at the scene after an incident at Tower Hill tube station(Image: Matthew Male)

Tower Hill tube station is shut amid reports of a "fire alert".

British Transport Police and London Fire Brigade attended the station after they were called at 12.30pm on Tuesday (September 26).

Both Circle and District line services are affected while emergency services attend the scene.

Tower Hill station shares the same line as Parsons Green, which fell victim to terror attack less than two weeks previous to this incident.

Tower Hill station was taped off after the small explosion(Image: Matthew Male)
 

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Key Events

Good service resumes

A good service has resumed on Circle and District lines

Disruption has cleared

Services may still be busy but the disruption from the incident has cleared.

To recap...

Tower Hill tube station was evacuated after a fire alert, when a mobile phone charger exploded.

Panic struck passengers at after a “small explosion” on a train just after midday.


You can read the full story here.

Tube station re-opened

Tower Hill has re-opened just one hour after initial reports of a fire.

Tower Hill station is taped off

Pictures show firefighters at the scene as the station is closed off to the public.

Tower Hill station was taped off after the small explosion(Image: Matthew Male)

Firefighters at the scene after an incident at Tower Hill tube station(Image: Matthew Male)

Tower Hill station remains closed

With severe delays on the Circle and District lines

Picture reveals flames seen on board the tube

A fire broke out on board a train at Tower Hill station(Image: LFB)

Fire on train is NOT suspicious

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke on a train at Tower Hill underground station.


A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said:

“It was a small explosion believed to be caused by a mobile phone charger.


“There was no fire when firefighters arrived.


“The Brigade was called at 12.26pm.


“Fire crews from Dockhead, Shoreditch and Shadwell fire stations were at the scene.”


Small explosion on a train

Firefighters confirmed there was a small explosion on a train, believed to have been caused by a mobile phone charger.

Emergency services attended Tower Hill tube station(Image: LFB)

The fire was caused by a mobile phone charger

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