Bank Underground station evacuated after a fire alert 3 years ago

Bank Underground station evacuated after a fire alert

It has now been re-opened

London's Bank Underground station was closed at around 7.20pm on Wednesday evening due to a fire alert.

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According to officials, a "train was alight".

Around an hour later, the station was re-opened, with services "stopping normally," according to Transport for London.

Passengers smelled smoke in the station before it was evacuated, according to several reports.

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TfL tweeted: "Bank/Monument: The station is currently closed.

"This is while we investigate a fire alert."

Thousands of Londoners faced delays to their commute as the police and fire services attended the scene.

Fundscape UK tweeted the below photographs of the incident.

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