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Fire at Vauxhall station causes major disruption – update

A fire has broken out at Vauxhall train station in London in the early hours of this morning causing massive disruptions to train services into and out of Waterloo station.

A Network Rail spokesperson told New Civil Engineer that a fire had broken out overnight in a secure area. He said that no one had been injured and that fire crews are currently still on site. He said that Network Rail’s priority now was to get passengers moving as quickly as possible and that it would be working with the fire service to determine the cause of what had happened.

The fire is reported to have started near to the line through platforms three and four at Vauxhall station which has resulted in its partial closure to enable emergency service and response staff to respond and tackle the fire.

London Fire Brigade said that four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers had been called to a track fire at the station this morning. It said that the fire affected signalling cabling and as a result the power had been isolated.

London Fire Brigade station manager John Ryan said: “Once the power was isolated firefighters quickly got to work to tackle the fire.”

The Brigade was called at 2.39am and was under control at 8.28am. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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