A major underground station in London has been evacuated due to a “reported emergency”.

Commuters were forced to evacuate from Kings Cross station at around 9am today (March 21).

Transport for London announced the closure after photos and videos of commuters leaving the station were shared on social media.

One video, which was posted on X (formally known as Twitter), shows commuters exiting one of the tubes.

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, TfL confirmed the station closed to prevent overcrowding and it reopened roughly 15 minutes after it shut, and is now operating normally.

Another tube station has closed this morning, as emergency services respond to a fire alert at Tufnell Park. 

The Northern line has been suspended between Camden Town and High Barnet due to the alert which is causing severe delays.