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150 passengers evacuated from train on fire

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34183935

 

Warwick train fire 150 passengers evacuated

TrainImage copyright Jonathan Jardine
Image caption Jonathan Jardine tweeted this picture of the evacuated train

A train carrying 150 people was evacuated when a fire started underneath a carriage at Warwick Parkway railway station.

The 07:46 Leamington to Worcester Shrub Hill via Birmingham service caught fire just before 08:00 BST.

The fire had started in the running gear of one of the rear carriages, said Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Engineers for train provider London Midland are investigating and replacement bus services are in place.

Fire enginesImage copyright Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted this picture

The 08:00 Leamington to Birmingham service was held up as fire crews from Leamington and Coleshill put out the flames.

Francis Thomas, for London Midland, said the train was in the station when the fire alarm went off.

"I'm glad to say all the automatic fire systems kicked in immediately."

London Midland TrainImage copyright

 

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