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Hundreds evacuated because of dust at Archway Tube station

PUBLISHED: 10:50 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:46 18 December 2014

Nariman Gharib took this photo of passengers evaucating from Archway station

Nariman Gharib took this photo of passengers evaucating from Archway station

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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Archway Underground station after ‘smoke’ was seen billowing out of the tunnel this morning.

Emergency vehicles at the sceneEmergency vehicles at the scene

Fearing a fire, the station was closed and passengers hurried out.

Witnesses said the station smelled “like a thousand burnt toasts”, and London Fire Brigade rushed to the scene.

However, all was not as it appeared.

British Transport Police said they were called to the station just after 10am to “reports of smoke coming from a train” - but “the alert was caused by brake dust, rather than smoke.”

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed that no fire was found.

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