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Steam from Flying Scotsman triggers fire alarm and evacuation at Victoria Station

By Sam Lennon

Kent commuters were stopped in their tracks when a train station was evacuated as steam from the Flying Scotsman set off a fire alarm.

London's Victoria station was cleared out during rush hour yesterday evening as the iconic locomotive pulled in.

The fire alarm is usually disabled during steam train visits.

The Flying Scotsman. Library image
The Flying Scotsman. Library image

Rail operator Southeastern says it may have been switched back on too soon.

Passengers were allowed to return to the platforms after about 15 minutes.

The Flying Scotsman service, between London and Edinburgh, began in 1862 and the name was official adopted in 1924.

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