North Greenwich station evacuated after safety alert

Thursday, October 20, 2016

North Greenwich tube station has been evacuated after staff reported finding a suspicious item on a train.

A bomb squad was called to investigate according to witnesses at the scene, while the British Transport Police has confirmed it was called to the scene around 11am.

The station, on London's Jubilee line, is close to the Canary Wharf financial district and is the main transport hub for the O2 arena, which American group Nickleback are due to be playing tonight.

News of the evacuation sparked widespread frustration on social media, with commuters asking when the station will reopen.