Oxford Circus train fire

11 August 2017

Great Britain – A small fire broke out as a Bakerloo Line approached Oxford Circus in London this morning (11 August).

Nigel Holness, London Underground’s director of network operations said:

“At around 8:50am our staff were alerted to reports of smoke on a Bakerloo train approaching Oxford Circus. Our staff immediately contacted the emergency services, who quickly attended, and ensured customers left the train and exited the station.

“The cause of the smoke was an electrical fault under one of the carriages, which resulted in a small fire that was quickly extinguished. Understandably this was a distressing incident for our customers, for which I give my sincere apologies. A comprehensive investigation into how this incident could have occurred is now underway.”