Euston station 'explosion' scare prompts rail union to review evacuation procedure

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A rail union is reviewing how staff dealt with the evacuation of thousands of passengers at one of London’s busiest stations.

Euston was cleared during the evening rush hour yesterday because of an e-cigarette that exploded in a bag. 

Lorraine Ward of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association praised customer service staff and British Transport Police for helping to evacuate “very panicked” commuters. 

“It is a testament to all our public and emergency service workers that no one was hurt as people tried to flee the station,” she said. 

Hub: Euston station is one of London’s busiest (Getty Images)

“Our members are trained to deal with the sort of situations of great duress faced at Euston last night.

Euston: Police said there was a small explosion at the station (Jason Collie)

“But they were all tested under real fire last night and it’s right that their opinion should be fed into a review of procedures so we can know whether there are lessons for us on how to better protect the public and members working at stations in the future.”


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