London Waterloo station evacuated after reports of 'suspicious package' in rush hour chaos | The Sun

COMMUTERS have been evacuated from Britain's busiest train station today after a suspicious package was found.

Cops dashed to London Waterloo this afternoon and hundreds of passengers awaiting trains were told to leave.

Tube services in the area have also been halted.

The Jubilee line has been part suspended and the Waterloo and City line is completely suspended.

There are also minor delays on the Northern line.

A spokesperson from British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Waterloo Underground station at 3.53pm today following reports of a suspicious package.

"Specialist officers are in attendance and the station has been evacuated while they assess the item."

Officials at Transport for London said: "There is no service on the Jubilee Line between London Bridge and Green Park while we respond to a security alert at Waterloo.

"There are severe delays affecting service on the rest of the line."

However, just over half-an-hour later, cops confirmed the station can reopen.

The official said: "Thankfully, it was deemed to be non-suspicious and the station will shortly be re-opened."

Delays will likely remain for some time to come as travellers return to platforms.

Waterloo links the capital with major towns and cities across the south and south-west, including Bournemouth, Guildford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Windsor.


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