London Victoria closed after 'unexploded bomb' found

Security alert at London Victoria

Security alert at London Victoria

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Hour-long delays on the Brighton line are expected following the closure of London Victoria due to what was thought to be an unexploded bomb.

The station has now reopened after it was established the "bomb" was in fact a gas cylinder with no danger of explosion. 

All trains were suspended from the station after reports of an unexploded Second World War bomb being uncovered close to the station.

But British Transport Police said at 11.25am that the station has reopened and there had never been any danger to the public:

London-bound travellers are advised to find alternative routes. 

In a statement Southern Rail said: "We are just receiving reports that due to an incident between London Victoria station and Battersea Park station, London Victoria station has been closed until further notice.

"This means no Southern or Gatwick Express services will call at the station.

"Valid Southern tickets are accepted on London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Southeastern, First Capital Connect, South West Trains and London Midland services on any reasonable routes.

"First Great Western will accept Southern tickets between Redhill and Guildford. Please allow at least an extra 60 minutes to your journey time."

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12:35pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Duncsy says...

Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....
Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily ..... Duncsy
  • Score: 18

12:58pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Hovegeek says...

Duncsy wrote:
Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....
It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content
[quote][p][bold]Duncsy[/bold] wrote: Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....[/p][/quote]It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content Hovegeek
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Uncle Ruckus (No Relation) says...

Hovegeek wrote:
Duncsy wrote:
Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....
It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content
Agreed; its quality reportage such as this that has given the 'Arsegas' such a fine journalistic reputation
[quote][p][bold]Hovegeek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duncsy[/bold] wrote: Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....[/p][/quote]It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content[/p][/quote]Agreed; its quality reportage such as this that has given the 'Arsegas' such a fine journalistic reputation Uncle Ruckus (No Relation)
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Tue 10 Jun 14

John Steed says...

they could be confusing, so for trackside workers a quick guide, a bomb is long and cylindrical and was usually dropped by germans, fins at the back give a clue, a gas cylinder in long and cylindrical and usualy launched by a large coloured member of the A team from a home made launcher. a hybrid some thing inbetween the two was happily lauched from a van on the embankment in the direction of downing street narrowly missing no 10 The railways are right to stop all movement at suspicion of an explosive device, and if thats the reason, the argus is correct to report it.
they could be confusing, so for trackside workers a quick guide, a bomb is long and cylindrical and was usually dropped by germans, fins at the back give a clue, a gas cylinder in long and cylindrical and usualy launched by a large coloured member of the A team from a home made launcher. a hybrid some thing inbetween the two was happily lauched from a van on the embankment in the direction of downing street narrowly missing no 10 The railways are right to stop all movement at suspicion of an explosive device, and if thats the reason, the argus is correct to report it. John Steed
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

To be fair to the local rag, the story reported on the delays and upset to the rail-travelling public.
To be fair to the local rag, the story reported on the delays and upset to the rail-travelling public. Gary1965
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Tue 10 Jun 14

daniio90 says...

Hovegeek wrote:
Duncsy wrote:
Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....
It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content
just install ABP mozilla extension (AdBlock Plus)
[quote][p][bold]Hovegeek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duncsy[/bold] wrote: Cheap journalism - change your sensationalist (and incorrect) headline asap so you don't scare people unnecessarily .....[/p][/quote]It's just clickbaiting, how else are they going to entice people to read the article and generate ad-revenue? Certainly not with engaging content[/p][/quote]just install ABP mozilla extension (AdBlock Plus) daniio90
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Tue 10 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

How unintelligent were the people working to believe a gas cylinder was a bomb?!
How unintelligent were the people working to believe a gas cylinder was a bomb?! getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -1

8:32am Wed 11 Jun 14

Roger Francais says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How unintelligent were the people working to believe a gas cylinder was a bomb?!
The lengths people will go to for an extra fag break!
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How unintelligent were the people working to believe a gas cylinder was a bomb?![/p][/quote]The lengths people will go to for an extra fag break! Roger Francais
  • Score: 1

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