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PICTURES: Stratford station ‘evacuated’ due to overcrowding amid Tube strike

08:07 05 February 2014

Chaos outside Stratford station after it was evacuated.

Chaos outside Stratford station after it was evacuated.

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Stratford station has been evacuated as passengers were being ‘trapped’ inside due to overcrowding.

Stratford station platform full of commutersStratford station platform full of commuters

Thousands of commuters are waiting on the concourse outside for news following an emergency announcement on the tannoy.

Reports described the situation as “chaos” with all services including London Overground and National Rail affected.

One man, @Gerard80, said on Twitter: “I was there and it’s carnage. I work at Stratford but people are rude. We are all in the same situation but people are crushing.”

Commuters had to take alternate journeys into work this morning thanks to the first of a three-day Tube strike.

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