Euston Station travel latest: Christmas commuter chaos as RADIO sparks huge evacuation

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Photos and videos posted on Twitter showed crowds of people being herded out through the doors and gathering outside the station. One person said they were told there was a suspicious bag on a platform which was suspected of being a bomb. Transport for London tweeted: “Euston station is closed due to a security alert.” Shortly after 3.30pm the station was reopened after the package was found to contain a DAB radio.

A driver said they had passed by the station and saw swarms of police and ambulances outside. 

One video posted on social media shows a police car rushing towards the station with the siren on. 

The station had been teeming with people due to travel home for Christmas when a members of staff announced everyone had to get out. 

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Euston station in London has been evacuated after a ‘bomb scare’ (Image: JohnnyAshtonTV)

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Footage posted online showed passengers being herded out of the busy station (Image: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

No trains or underground services were stopping at or leaving from the station. 

One man praised staff for handling the evacuation in a calm and orderly way. 

He tweeted: “I know we like to complain about how awful Euston is to travel from, but the staff handled the evacuation really calmly, with one member of staff coming outside to the benches to get a seat for an elderly woman.” 

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Trains and underground services were brought to a standstill (Image: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

One commuter who had been stranded outside the station said: “No updates yet at London Euston, station is still closed and there is a suspected bomb package on the platform. 

“More and more police showing up, whole station has been evacuated so best to avoid it.”

TfL posted a message on Twitter warning bus passengers on three routes would be affected. 

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One commuter praised staff at Euston praised staff at the station for handling the situation well (Image: GETTY)

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Today will be one of Euston’s busiest days as passengers head home for Christmas (Image: GETTTY STOCK IMAGE)

TfL Bus Alerts said: “CLOSED- Euston Bus Station is CLOSED due to a security alert.

“Route 18 is starting and finishing at Warren Street.

“Routes 59 and 68 are starting and finishing at Russell Square.

“Route 253 is starting and finishing at Mornington Crescent Station.” 

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No underground trains were stopping at or leaving from Euston (Image: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

They later confirmed the routes had reopened. 

British Transport Police said the package which raised concerned contained a radio. 

BTP tweeted: “Please be aware, Euston was evacuated following a report of suspicious package.

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The suspicious looking package was found to contain a DAB radio (Image: GETTY)

“It’s been reviewed and found to be a DAB Radio. No concerns. Station will be reopening shortly.” 

One commuter responded to the announcement by joking about the retro style device. 

He said: “Euston Station evacuated for a suspicious package. Chaos. It was a DAB radio, and to be fair, someone still carrying around a DAB radio IS suspicious.” 


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