Crush hour: more than a thousand people stuck outside Oxford Circus Station

It was mayhem outside Oxford Circus station yesterday as more than a thousand people were stranded outside the station.

Londoners were swarming like bees in a beehive after a Victoria line train broke down. This led to arguments and rows breaking out among commuters.

However, Transport for London said that the scenes were “nothing out of the ordinary”.

TfL operations director Peter McNaught told the Standard: “Due to the vast crowds that often visit the West End we sometimes have to temporarily close the station to ensure customer safety and prevent overcrowding on the platforms. Sorry to those who got caught up or delayed.”

Commuters caught up in the mad rush obviously didn’t agree. Here’s what they said on Twitter:








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