The busy London Underground station has been evacuated, leaving hundreds of commuters annoyed and indignant. British Transport Police (BTP) London confirmed the closure of the station was because of a “casualty on the tracks”. It stated in a tweet: “Please remember, we’re at present at Oxford Circus station following a report of a casualty within the tracks.
“Paramedics are also at the scene and a man is being treated for injuries.”
BTP added the incident is “not being handled as ‘suspicious”.
TfL Entry has earlier tweeted: “The station is at present closed whereas we take care of a buyer incident. Tubes are at present not stopping.”
Replying to a message from a commuter on Twitter who requested why service has been suspended, TfL wrote: “Emergency providers are at present coping with a casualty on the observe at Oxford Circus.
“That’s the reason for the suspension of service at the moment.”
Commuters flooded social media to explain scenes of emergency providers speeding to the scene.
One descibed how they have been simply leaving the platform the incident reportedly took occured on
They described a terrifying scene of individuals “screaming” and “crying”.
The commuter tweeted: “Actually was simply leaving the platform at #oxfordcircus and instantly individuals begin screaming/crying and working in direction of me.
“Didn’t know what to do.”
One individual wrote: “Main scenario at Oxford circus, it’s closed and there are fireplace engines, ambulances and police all over the place.”
One other tweeted: “#OxfordCircus tube station is being evacuated. No motive given apart from a recording stating a reported emergency.
“Firemen have simply proven up and police automobiles may be seen heading that manner.”
A 3rd individual wrote: “Am at Oxford Circus and there may be some severe drama.
“Station evacuated, fireplace engines and ambulances all over the place – anybody know what’s occurred?”
A number of different passengers have tweeted to say they’ve been stranded on trains on account of the incident.
However response to TfL was combined amongst commuters.
One tweeted: “Anybody in central London please keep away from Oxford Circus! We have been a number of metres away from the station to get the tube when somebody went underneath the practice.
“Properly achieved @TfL for evacuating the station so rapidly and for the fast response of police, paramedic and fireplace division!
However one other commuter warned TfL about over-crowded stations, and to make platform edge doorways – that are used on the Jubilee line for instance – “obligatory”.
They stated: “Make platform edge doorways obligatory @TfL.
“Every day over crowded stations want the security that the Jubilee line presents.