Woolwich Arsenal station evacuated as smoke appears from DLR train

UPDATE: The station has reopened though with only one platform in use. Delays continue.

ORIGINAL: Woolwich Arsenal DLR station is closed after a train suffered what is described as an electrical fault and smoke appeared. The station has been evacuated.

The issue compounds other problems on the network including a failed train blocking the Stratford branch.

Southeastern’s station remains open though cancellations on the line are evident there.

At least two similar incidents occurred around a year ago including one at Woolwich Arsenal.

The oldest DLR trains are now coming up to 30 years in age – yet new trains are not due for three years.

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