A major London underground station has been evacuated after a fire alert during rush hour.

Oxford Circus station was partially closed as commuters were evacuated at around 9.20am today (March 25).

Transport for London confirmed on X (formally known as Twitter) that the station was shut to the central line due to a fire alert.

One video, which was posted on X shows a commuter exiting the station which is captioned: “Oxford Circus is closed. Avoid.”

An announcement can also be heard over speakers inside the station saying: “Due to a reported emergency, would all passengers leave the station immediately please.”

In an update by TfL at 9.25am, it added that the station had fully reopened and all services had returned to normal.

We have contacted the London Fire Brigade for further information.