‘Smoke’ seen in Canary Wharf tunnel as commuters face chaos across London | UK | News

‘Smoke’ seen in Canary Wharf tunnel as commuters face chaos across London | UK | News

Commuters have been hit with chaos after ‘smoke’ in a train station tunnel prompted a huge fire alert.

Firefighters descended on Canary Wharf station this morning (Tuesday, November 21), with Jubilee line commuters left queuing outside.

Elizabeth line passengers at Whitechapel were also hit with huge queues and crammed platforms, pictures from Express.co.uk reporter Jonathan Kanengoni show large crowds of people seemingly stuck in the station.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said firefighters were called at 8.57am this morning after reports of « smoke » at the Canary Wharf station.

They said the fumes were likely caused by « train brakes overheating ».

They said: « Firefighters have attended, and following investigation, have established there is no fire.

« The report of smoke is believed to have been caused by overheating brakes from a train. We were called at 8.57am and the incident was over for firefighters by 9.33am. »

Despite no blaze being detected large crowds were visible in the stations and it’s thought it could take some time for the platforms to clear with so many heading to work at this time of day.

Last month the Elizabeth line named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II experienced its busiest day with more than 738,000 people using the service on September 28.

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