Kings Cross station has been evacuated
The major central London station was forced to close its doors at 9.05am this morning due to an "emergency" leaving rush hour commuters out in the cold.
A Travel for London (TfL) spokesman said the Metropolitan area of the station had experienced overcrowding.
One frustrated commuter described the situation as "pademonium" on Twitter.
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Kings cross and st Pancras tube station evacuated due to something?? pic.twitter.com/jebTmRv1dh
— MasayaW@London (@project2sun) February 1, 2017
Later reports suggest travel bosses declared an emergency following overcrowding.
The station reopended 20 minutes later.
Annoyed commuters took to Twitter to express their frustrations after staff declared an "emergency" for overcrowding saying it "scared" people.
One said:"Reading #KingsCross implemented the emergency evacuation because the underground platform was becoming overcrowded. Really!? #VictoriaLive"
Another said:"If a station is overcrowded @TfL, say it's overcrowded. Don't send out alarms saying there's an emergency. It scares people. #kingscross"
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— Henry Holme (@HenryHolme) February 1, 2017