False Alarm: Birmingham gets its moment of scare before CWG | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: A fire alarm went off at Birmingham’s largest railway station causing much panic on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Commonwealth Games before it was proven to be false.
Passengers on a London to Birmingham train experienced moments of anxiety when the coach suddenly stopped before entering the platform at Birmingham New Street station.
Train staff said the fire alarm had gone off at the station, which handled 45.6 million passengers between April 2019 and March 2020 and is one of the busiest stations in the country.
It also forced an evacuation of the entire station and also caused train disruptions lasting over 45 minutes.
A sense of calm was restored when it was announced that it was a false alarm, leaving passengers stranded with a smirk.
The XXII Commonwealth Games are due to begin on Friday in Birmingham.

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