Paddington Station's Elizabeth Line Platforms Briefly Evacuated Hours After Opening

Platforms on a brand-new London train line were briefly evacuated at Paddington Station just hours after the line’s grand opening on Tuesday, May 24.

This footage shows passengers evacuating the Elizabeth line platforms at Paddington on Tuesday morning.

According to a BBC London report citing authorities, the station was evacuated as a precaution after a fire alarm was accidentally trigged. The station re-opened on Tuesday morning. Credit: @McCartneyHarvey via Storyful

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