Update: The station has now reopened after London Fire Brigade confirmed there was no fire at the station.
We were called to investigate a fire alarm at #Waterloostation but to reassure you there is no fire. We will be leaving the scene shortly.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 26, 2014
Waterloo station has been evacuated because of an emergency. Passengers were instructed to leave the station as soon as possible after a fire alarm went off.
Hundreds of passengers are waiting outside the station.
In a statement, South West Trains said:
“The station has been evacuated due to a fire alarm. The fire services are in attendance now. At this stage we are not aware that there has been a fire but obviously the fire services need to check all parts of the station.”
#Waterloo – The evacuation message is playing at London Waterloo. Please ensure you follow all staff instructions. more info asap.
— South West Trains (@SW_Trains) June 26, 2014
— Jack Hewitt (@JHewitt89) June 26, 2014
Waiting for train at Waterloo and now the whole station has been evacuated with police everywhere. Great start to my trip to #Glastonbury
— Lewis Corner (@LewisCorner) June 26, 2014
Waterloo station evacuated… Reason unknown?! pic.twitter.com/g9WCa4lHgF
— Laura Jenks (@lajenks) June 26, 2014