Row over alarms during fire alert at Euston station

Source: BBC News

A union and Transport for London (TfL) have disagreed over whether fire alarms failed at Euston Tube station as smoke was seen coming from an escalator.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said no alarms sounded on 6 July and only the “vigilance and experience” of an employee averted what could have been “a major disaster”.

TfL insisted the alarms were working at the time and were retested later.

The station was closed for almost an hour because of the security alert.

A member of staff at the station spotted smoke at the top of the escalator and activated an alarm nearby.

TfL said its alarm system was automated and would have sounded within two minutes of smoke being detected, but the employee took action before this period had elapsed.
Call for inquiry

The RMT, which is currently balloting on a row over job cuts on the London Underground, said the matter highlighted its concerns about safety.

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