Live updates as Liverpool Central Station evacuated

Passengers were forced to evacuate Liverpool Central Station this afternoon after a fire alarm went off.

Pictures shared with the ECHO show smoke billowing up the escalators.

Merseyrail tweeted: “Due to a fire alarm activation at both Lime Street and Liverpool Central, trains will not call at either station until further notice.”

Pictures shared with the ECHO showed smoke filling the corridors of the station and masked passengers riding the escalator in a haze.

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