FINSBURY Park tube station is open today after a suspected terror attack but transport for London (TfL) recommends commuters avoid the area if possible. It is not yet known when they will be re–opened.There will also be diversions on buses that pass through the area. TfL Bus Alerts said the following routes are likely to be affected: 4, 29, 253, 259, N29, N253, N279.
They are being diverted between Holloway Nags Head and Finsbury Park in both directions. The latest on #FinsburyPark #SevenSistersRd – news and travel every 15 minutes on @BBCRadioLondon [ro] pic.twitter.com/khGyC0CRDM— BBC London Travel (@BBCTravelAlert) June 19, 2017 The A12 is closed southbound near the Bow Underpass to facilitate the clean up of an oil spillage. Expect long delays in the area.On the tube the Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines are part suspended with delays to be expected due to ongoing investigations regarding the Grenfell Tower fire.
The Muslim Council of Britain has called for extra security around mosques. The group described the Finsbury Park van attack as “the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia”. Route 254 is curtailed to Manor House and Route 153 is curtailed to Holloway Nags Head due to an incident at Finsbury Park.
— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) June 19, 2017 Theresa May said the Metropolitan Police are treating the van incident near Finsbury Park “as a potential terrorist attack”.The Prime Minister added: “I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning. All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene.” Labour leader and local Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn expressed his shock at what had happened, writing on Twitter: “I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight.“I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.”