Cambridge train station reopens following security alert - but services delayed

Passengers were evacuated from Cambridge rail station following a security alert this afternoon.

Passengers were evacuated from Cambridge rail station following a security alert this afternoon. - Credit: Archant

Cambridge rail station has reopened this afternoon after it was partly closed due to a security alert.

Passengers were evacuated from an area of the station at around 1pm this afternoon after British Transport Police officers were called to reports of a security alert on board a train.

Abellio Greater Anglia and Great Northern train services did not call at the station during the evacuation, and trains were held from entering and exiting the station – meaning services to Ely and other areas in Cambridgeshire will be delayed until later this afternoon.

Lines were reopened at 1.30pm, but services are expected to be delayed until 3pm this afternoon as the service is recovered.

A statement from the British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to Cambridge rail station to reports of a security alert on board a train.


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“The call came into police at 12.47. Officers attended the station and carried out a full and thorough search. Nothing suspicious was found and the station has since reopened.”

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