Major rail delays after train catches fire at London Victoria

Posted On 14 Dec 2020 at 4:19 pm

South coast commuters are facing lengthy delays this evening after a train reportedly caught fire at London Victoria.

Hove MP Peter Kyle tweeted that the station was being evacuated because of the fire – adding that some trains still appeared to be able to leave.

Other commuters tweeted pictures and videos of the station being cleared by security.

According to National Rail Enquiries, the station has now reopened.

A status update on its website says: “The emergency services were dealing with an incident on platform 9 at London Victoria station earlier this afternoon. As a result, platforms 9-12 were closed.

“The station was temporarily evacuated, however, we’re pleased to advise that it has since re-opened, and we’re working closely with all colleagues to get trains moving again.”

Disruption is expected until at least 6pm.

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