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Minor fire on Cross Country service

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Reports of a fire on 1V45 Manchester to Bristol TM service at Stafford this morning. RTT shows service cancelled at Stafford at 0807.

Seems minor, no injuries reported.

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Passengers-evacuated-smoking-train/story-28897623-detail/story.html

Passengers evacuated from smoking train

A TRAIN in Staffordshire has been evacuated this morning - after a suspected fire.

The incident happened at Stafford station shortly after 8am, when the 7:07 cross country service from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple was halted.

Passengers were evacuated from the train after it smoke was seen and it was suspected that there was a fire in the engine.

A witness said: "At first an announcer ordered passengers on coaches A and B to leave the train immediately.

"Shortly afterwards, all other passengers were told the train would not be travelling further due to an 'incident under investigation'.

"Smoke could be seen on the platform coming from under the engine and there was a smell of burning diesel...."
 
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Something also failed near Slade Lane Junction (Longsight, Manchester) this morning causing serious delays and cancellations, I hear the slow line was out of use in one direction.
 

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Silly train, everyone knows you're not allowed to smoke in stations...
 

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Could it have been the brakes catching fire? Looking at the photo on that newspaper article and a side on photo of a Voyager it looks as though it's in the area of the bogies
 

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Weird as it also seems like the unit went to Birmingham New Street to be the hot spare (replacing the one used to reform 1V45) rather than depot...
Wouldn't the stuck brake have been isolated in order to move the train? If so, couldn't it then be used in service with one isolated brake? Genuine questions, by the way.
 

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Would the stuck brake have been flagged up to the driver by either the TMS or the faults panel?
 
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