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3 London Stations Evacuated


ewanrayment 16 718 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 4:37AM
Just heard on the news that Warren St, Shepherds Bush and Oval have been evacuated. Not sure whats going on more than that yet.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
21 Jul 2005 4:43AM
From BBC website:

Emergency services have been called to three Tube stations after "incidents", Scotland Yard said.

Police confirmed they had been called to Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush stations.

There have been reports of smoke coming from the stations and all three have been evacuated.

The whole of the Northern Line has been suspended, along with the Victoria Line and the Hammersmith and City. One hospital has begun its emergency plan.
21 Jul 2005 4:44AM
Just heard reports that there was a small, and they stressed small, explosion on one of the trains.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
21 Jul 2005 4:45AM
Bit more from Ananova:

Emergency services personnel are attending three different tube stations in London following "incidents", police said.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations had all been evacuated. She said the incidents were "ongoing".

Passengers at Warren Street reported seeing smoke.

Services on the Victoria and Northern lines were suspended following reports of a number of incidents.

London fire brigade said there were reports of smoke coming from Oval station, which crews were investigating.

There were unconfirmed reports of some kind of explosion at Warren Street station.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "Emergency services personnel are responding to reports of incidents at three locations on the Underground - the Oval, Warren Street and Shepherd's Bush."

Police were also among those attending the three stations, she said.

She could not confirm reports that witnesses at Warren Street had seen smoke.

It is two weeks to the day since the London bombings, when three suicide bombers detonated bombs on Tube trains in the capital and a fourth blew himself up on a bus.
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
21 Jul 2005 4:53AM
ITV are now reporting a bomb on a bus, live on ITV now
debbiehardy 16 363 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 4:56AM
Not again. Surely not again.
21 Jul 2005 4:56AM
They've just shut the underground.
roxpix 16 2.2k 11 Scotland
21 Jul 2005 4:59AM
From CNN

Police say emergency services responding to report of incident on a bus in east London. Details soon.

edit: Meanwhile a nail bomb exploded at London's Warren Street underground station, a source at a city transport company told Reuters news agency.

One passenger on an Underground train told Sky TV a traveler's rucksack had exploded on the Tube outside the station.
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 5:03AM
London Ambulance have reported no casualty's
mark a. 16 920 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 5:05AM
Great! Loads more uninformed speculation to keep the media happy.

I'm just going to sit this one out for a few hours and grab the summary when hopefully some people actually know what's happened. Then see if I can get home from work in the City!
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
21 Jul 2005 5:06AM
Dummy explosions using detonators only have sparked the evacuation of three Tube stations and the closure of three lines, a BBC correspondent has said.
debbiehardy 16 363 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 5:07AM
Windows blown out on the bus apparantly. One person injured at Warren Street. Police won't confirm what injury or how serious.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
21 Jul 2005 5:38AM
Looks like this time it was only done to create a panic and to disrupt the transport system.

Conrad
Base 15 172
21 Jul 2005 6:37AM
Also a report of armed police entering UCL hospital following an incident, anyone got any more info on this???
hobbs Plus
16 1.3k Japan
21 Jul 2005 6:39AM
Whitehall has just been closed off and someone arrested by armed police outside the Ministry of Defence.

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