Passengers on board a London Overground train at Dalston Kingsland station had to evacuate this morning after sparks and smoke were seen in a carriage.
While local council chiefs first said there was a number of “walking wounded”, it is understood that two people are now being treated for injuries.
— Hackney Gazette (@hackneygazette) February 8, 2017
“Train incident at Dalston Kingsland overground station. Several walking wounded. Police & LAS on scene. Plz avoid station & area,” said Hackney Council in a tweet.
There are currently severe delays on London Overground between Richmond and Stratford, and also between Clapham Junction and Stratford.
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) February 8, 2017
Tickets being accepted on other services including Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Great Northern and London Buses.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said the incident was caused by a drill which had overheated.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.