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Euston Vape Closure

A venting mod caused panic, bomb fears and the closure of Euston train station.

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“Smoke lingers 'round your fingers, train heave on to Euston,” sang The Smiths, but trains were left motionless on the tracks when a vaper caused the emergency services to leap into action last week. Euston train station was evacuated following what was reported to be a small explosion that led to panic on the streets of London.

British Transport Police were called into action when a small explosion occurred within Euston station at around half-past seven on the Friday of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Surrounding streets were sealed off and everybody was cleared from the near vicinity as the emergency services attempted to ascertain whether this was a terrorist device or something less harmful. With recent events at the forefront of the minds of commuters and onlookers, armed police arrived to make the area secure.

The confusion among those being evacuated was summed up by Twitter user Jamie Clark, who wrote: “Now been evacuated through the basement of Euston. Train conductor says it was a 'smoking' bag in the station while others said attacker.”

British Transport Police and Network Rail confirmed that the event was triggered when witnesses reported seeing a bag with smoke coming out of it, at which point people began to suspect it was an electronic cigarette.

Along with the fear, inconvenience and induced panic, lots of local businesses including restaurants and pubs were had to shut.

Finally, news filtered through that the station had been made safe and that trains would now resume, but commuters were left wondering how soon is now? The doors to Euston reopened at 9:10pm, but passengers were advised there would be knock-on delays until the end of service on Friday.

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Dave Cross

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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