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    A dramatic blaze at Vauxhall station has left commuters stranded today, with passengers describing the scenes of overcrowding as "carnage".

    Nation Rail
    Free airline Trains services were hit with delays after the huge fire broke out at 2.30am.

    Severe delays continued until 10am, as countless Londoners were seen crammed onto platforms enroute to be effective.

    On Twitter Free airline Trains said: "A fire at Vauxhall station means trains through this station are susceptible to alterations.

    "Please use alternative routes to travel into London even as have limited services due to fire at Vauxhall."

    Commuters at Clapham Junction described the scenes of overcrowding due to severe delays as "carnage".

    The fireplace started on platforms 3 and 4, with dramatic pictures showing several firefighters continuing to battle the incident inside the daylight.

    'Only travel if absolutely necessary'

    In a image the track sometimes appears being severely burned.

    The west Trains warned commuters on social networking: "Only travel if necessary."

    Trains travelling into Waterloo station were cancelled because the fallout in the blaze continued.

    London Fire Brigade Station Manager John Ryan said: "Once the energy was isolated firefighters quickly started work to tackle the fire.

    Trains are required to become delayed until 10am

    "We're currently assessing simply how much electrical cabling continues to be affected and damping down pockets of fireplace.

    "The fire will effect on travel this morning and we'd ask people to check before they travel."

    Five from the eight main lines open to trains were put out of usage.

    The bus station at Vauxhall have also been closed due to smoke billowing from the train track.

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