Paddington Station reopened after fire alert prompted evacuation

 
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Panic over: London's Paddington Station reopened (Source: Getty)

Paddington Station has been reopened, after being evacuated because of a fire alert this morning.

Both police and London Fire Brigade sent crews to Paddington Station to investigate reports of a fire on the Tube alongside Transport for London.

The Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines did not stop at the station while the alert was being checked out.

Eyewitnesses said they were told to leave the station because of a "reported emergency".

However by 10:50am, the alert was over and the station reopened.