People in carriages could be seen covering their faces as the smoke moved through the Tube train during this morning’s rush hour.
When the train pulled in at Oxford Circus, they were evacuated and smoke quickly started filling the station.
Witnesses described seeing people frozen in fear while many others started rushing to escalators to get to ground level.
Transport for London said that it was responding to a fire alert and there was currently no service on the Bakerloo Line between Elephant & Castle and Paddington stations.
This is a breaking news story and is being updated with more information as we receive it.
Oxford Circus tube station evacuated due to 'emergency' pic.twitter.com/4HSrRazxAl— Tom Richell (@tomrichell) August 11, 2017
Avoid Bakerloo Line/Oxford Circus, @bakerlooline train appears to be on fire pic.twitter.com/2Dvcd0XX71— Tom Singer (@tomsinger) August 11, 2017
Don't go near Oxford Circus. I just got evacuated from the station. Fucking terrifying— Rachel Thompson (@RVT9) August 11, 2017