Canning Town station reopens after security alert

Canning Town station had to be evacuated this evening after a security alert. It has since reopened.

Canning Town station had to be evacuated this evening after a security alert. It has since reopened. - Credit: Archant

A busy DLR station was evacuated after a security alert this evening.

Canning Town station was closed by British Transport Police but reopened shortly afterwards.

Transport for London tweeted shortly before 6pm: “The station is now closed and trains are non-stopping. This is while we respond to a security alert outside station.”

The incident comes in the wake of a terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon that has claimed four lives including a police officer.

It has been confirmed that the two are not related. Services are now running as usual from the station.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “There was an unattended vehicle outside the station. We attended and it was deemed non-suspicious.”