A small, probably short-lived explosion was Tuesday night at Northgate London Underground Station in North London.
The British Traffic Police (BTP) announced shortly after the incident that, according to her investigations, no terrorist act had taken place and no other suspicious circumstances occurred.
The Metropolitan Police, which is commonly known as the London police, said Scotland Yard late in the evening reported that a short-circuit in a battery of a station caused a slight detonation. This was also confirmed by the traffic police.
The London rescue service had three more easily injured people on the spot and two more injured were taken to a hospital. According to the authorities, no serious injury occurred.
Southgate station is one of the northern stops of the Piccadilly subway line, which crosses the British capital from southwest to northeast. The southwest end of Piccadilly Line serves the terminals at Heathrow Airport, but the distance between the two endpoints is 71 km.
The Southgate Tramway was closed and evacuated, but Tuesday’s traffic from the twelve mainline and a 400-kilometer London subway network was unbroken. The small sections of the Piccadilly Line were also affected by the fittings, but with considerable delays, and they did not stop at Southgate Station.