GLASGOW Queen Street Station has reopened after thick smoke billowing out of a train funnel triggered the smoke alarm.

Three fire trucks were sent to the scene while crowds gathered outside the station. 

The fire alarm sounded following the incident after the platforms filled with black smoke in the upper levels. 

Images on social media show the upper concourse thick with smoke.

SNP MSP for Maryhill and Springburn, Bob Doris, tweeted: “Queen Street Station high level evacuated due to plumes of thick black smoke billowing out of a train’s funnel. Any updates @ScotRail.”

Other images on Twitter show crowds of commuters spilling out of the station.

He later added: "Staff evacuated the station very professionally and calmly. Nothing but praise for them."

ScotRail said: "We are currently unable to operate trains to and from Glasgow Queen Street due to a fire alarm being activated.

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"We are sorry to customers for the delay to their journey and will do everything we can to get services moving as quickly as possible."

A staff member said it was "a small train fire."

A commuter at the scene added: "I was heading into the station and seen a lot of thick, black smoke. The alarm was sounding and staff were ushering people out. I hope the station will open again soon as a lot of people will be running late."

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Another station user, Jack Donaghy from Pollokshields, told the Evening Times: "Things seem to be returning to normal. There are lots of delays though. I was quite surprised by the whole thing - it seemed pretty obvious pretty quickly that something was wrong.

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"I got out of there along with one or two others as soon as the smoke got thick but most other passengers and staff just stood there gawping at it. Took a good 5 or 10 minutes from the smoke getting bad to them sounding the fire alarm."

Services are starting to return back to normal. Some disruption may last until 10am, said ScotRail.

The affected train has been taken to Eastfield depot for further investigation.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were alerted at 7.39am on Tuesday, June 18 to reports of smoke issuing from a train at Queen Street Station in Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of fire engines to the scene however on arrival our assistance was no longer required.”