London: Thousands of commuters are facing travel chaos after London’s Charing Cross station was evacuated and trains in and out of the station were halted. The peak-time evacuation came after a ‘suspect package’ was found at the station, British Transport Police confirmed to MailOnline. Emergency services were called to the scene as tensions run high over terror warnings in the capital city.
It is understood that the station has now reopened after the evacuation, but commuters will likely face delays following the incident in the middle of rush hour. South Eastern rail said: ‘The station has now reopened and trains are able to run again. Trains may be delayed or altered while normal service resumes.’
National Rail warned of ‘residual delays of up to 30 minutes to services to and from the station’. It warned commuters to expect delays until around 7.30pm. Images shared on social media showed evacuated commuters in crowds outside the station.
It comes after ISIS warned that London and Washington DC are next on the list of target cities, with images threatening major world capitals being posted online. The terror group released images of the capital and other major world cities on the messaging app Telegram. One shows the Statue of Liberty in New York on fire along with the words ‘Washington soon’.