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Trapped on smoke-filled Tube

An official report reveals that terrified Tube passengers were trapped for nearly four minutes on the Underground as their carriage filled with smoke in August.

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Emergencies and evacuations rare on the Tube

Peter McNaught, London Underground's Operations Director, said: "London Underground has an excellent and continually improving safety record and such incidents on the Tube are very rare."

Women climbs out between Tube carriages after smoke appears at Holland Park in August Credit: Adam Pajda

McNaught added: "We apologised fully to our customers, worked hard to resume services as soon as possible and our staff were on hand on the platform to assist those who were leaving the train. We have fully assisted the RAIB in their enquiries, as well as carrying out our own investigation.

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