Euston incident: Tube station evacuated after person dies on Victoria line tracks, police confirm

London Euston’s Underground station was evacuated - and the Victoria line has been hit by severe delays - after a person died on the tracks.

Euston Tube station has been evacuated and closed after a person has died on the tracks, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to London Euston Underground station earlier this afternoon where a person was on the tracks.

The whole underground station was evacuated just after 1pm, with staff and paramedics rushing to help.

What happened at the Euston Tube station incident?

Eyewitness Kleria Mendes, who was at the scene, told LondonWorld: “At 1.04pm they started to evacuate the passengers, and rush everyone out.

“The staff were running to get to the incident, and one member of the public was helping a staff member - I’m assuming he must have been an off-duty public service worker.

“As I exited my platform two British Transport Police officers were rushed to platform four and as I was exiting the station another officer, accompanied by medical staff and a firefighter, were making their way down.

“That’s when I heard ‘there’s a person on the track’.”

She added: “They left the barriers open and told us all to leave as quickly as possible.

“Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) was circling the area at that moment attempting to find landing space.

“[It was an] incredibly fast response and this all took place in under 10 minutes.”

What did the police say?

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: "We were called to Euston Underground station at 1.01pm today (March 9) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.”

A person has died at Euston Underground station. Photo: Getty

They added: "Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin. The station remains closed while emergency services attend.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

What Tube lines were affected when Euston was closed?

The Victoria line was suspended between Seven Sisters and Victoria, and is now affected by severe delays.

TfL is advising customers to use alternative routes.

The Northern line is still running through Euston, although it is not known whether it is stopping.

The Tube station reopened at 3pm.

The Victoria line has been affected. Credit: TfL

Euston National Rail station has not been affected.

What did the London Ambulance Service say about the Euston incident?

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesperson said: “We were called today at 1.03pm to reports of an incident at Euston Underground station.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance, a medic in a response car, an incident response officer, a team leader and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

“Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

And a spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed they were called at 1.02pm and sent two fire engines and a fire rescue unit, or support vehicle, to the area to assist the BTP.

Firefighters left the area at around 2.30pm.