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Fire at Acton Town station forces Piccadilly and District line suspensions

London’s Piccadilly line is suspended as 10 fire engines tackle massive blaze breaking out at Acton Town station

  • A huge fire has broken out in a garage above Acton Town station in west London
  • Ten fire engines and about 70 firefighters rushed to the blaze shortly after 5pm
  • Transport for London have part suspended the District and Piccadilly lines that run through the station


A London Underground station has been forced to close after a huge fire broke out at a garage next door.

Flames and smoke can be seen billowing out of a building above the platforms at Acton Town tube station in west London this evening.

Around ten fire engines and 70 firefighters have rushed to the blaze on Bollo Lane, next to the station. 

Transport for London have also been forced to part suspend the District and Piccadilly lines that run through Acton Town.

A huge fire has broken out in a garage above Acton Town station in west London. Transport for London have been forced to close the station and part suspend two underground lines

Ten fire engines and about 70 firefighters have rushed to the blaze

Ten fire engines and about 70 firefighters have rushed to the blaze

Dramatic pictures on social media show flames and smoke billowing from the scene and over the wall to the station platforms.

One witness described the scene as ‘apocalyptic’. The station is surrounded by emergency service vehicles.

In a service update, TfL said there was no service between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway due to the incident at Acton Town station. 

There is also no service between Hammersmith, Heathrow airport and Uxbridge, with severe delays affecting the rest of the line.

The road remains closed at the junction with Gunnersbury Lane, with drivers urged to avoid the area. 

The road remains closed at the junction with Gunnersbury Lane, with drivers urged to avoid the area

The road remains closed at the junction with Gunnersbury Lane, with drivers urged to avoid the area

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said the force was called shortly after 5pm to reports of a fire. The cause is not currently known

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said the force was called shortly after 5pm to reports of a fire. The cause is not currently known

Dramatic pictures on social media show flames and smoke billowing from the scene and over the wall to the station platforms

Dramatic pictures on social media show flames and smoke billowing from the scene and over the wall to the station platforms

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: ‘Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a car garage on Bollo Lane in Acton.

‘Firefighters are tackling a fire at a single-storey car garage. The Brigade’s Control Office has taken 15 calls about the fire.

‘The Brigade was called at 1710. Fire crews from Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Park Royal and other neighbouring fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage but passengers are being warned that the fire will cause disruption.

This is a breaking news story… 

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