Elephant and Castle fire: Bakerloo line part suspended due to TfL Tube station blaze

The Bakerloo line has been suspended between Elephant and Castle and Lambeth North after a fire last night, however the Northern line is still running.

The Bakerloo line is part suspended after a fire broke out at Elephant and CastleTube station overnight.

The station was evacuated at around 11pm with smoke billowing out of the tunnel.

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Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at the Bakerloo and Northern line station in London Road, Southwark.

There has been a fire at Elephant and Castle station station. Credit: Rob Pinney/Getty Images)

London Fire Brigade station commander Keith McDermott, who was at the scene, said: “Firefighters investigated smoke coming from a tunnel and determined that it was caused by overheating in an insulating pot.

Trains stopped running through the station whilst crews worked to make the scene safe. There were no reports of any injuries.”

The firefighters extinguished the blaze by 1.30am, however the Bakerloo line is still suspended between Elephant and Castle and Lambeth North.

A Transport for London spokesperson confirmed this was due to the fire.

TfL says: “No service between Elephant and Castle and Lambeth North due to emergency engineering work to fix damaged signalling equipment at Elephant and Castle.

“There is a good service on the rest of the line. Valid tickets are being accepted on London buses.”

The Northern line is still running at Elephant and Castle.