London emergency: Stratford station evacuated as fire brigade scrambled | UK | News

Images on social media show fire crews were in attendance. Writing on Twitter, Julia Chandler said in response to the evacuation: “Train I’m riding on is not stopping there.”

Ms Chandler later added: “Saw two firemen on platform nine not looking particularly worried.”

The British Transport Police told the alarm was sounded after a person became stuck in a lift.

A spokesperson said: “This was due to a fire alarm being activated. No fire, someone was stuck in a lift and raised the alarm. Reopened at 2.20pm.”

Shortly after the evacuation, rail firm Greater Anglia said in a post: “Due to the fire alarm sounding at a station at #Stratford: 

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A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade confirmed there is not a fire at the station.

They said a “fire alarm has gone off” and crews have been deployed to investigate.

A Network Rail spokesperson also confirmed a fire alarm had been sounded.

They added that the station reopened around 2.30pm.

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