Twyford train fire (18/05)

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The train that caught fire this morning at Twyford looks to be a class 180.

Apparently an electric fault.

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/live-lines-re-open-after-11348606

A fire on a train just outside Twyford Station is causing major disruption on the routes to Maidenhead and Slough this morning.

Great Western Railway made passengers aware of the incident at around 8.55am and it is understood no-one has been injured in the incident.

The incident means there is likely to be disruption on the lines until at least 10.30am.

Customers are advised their tickets can be used on Cross Country, Chiltern Railways and South West Trains lines.
A spokesman from British Transport Police has confirmed the fire is a small, electrical fire and that crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue are on the scene.

It does not appear there have been any injuries in the incident and spokesman confirmed it is not being considered a major incident.
 
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Train was 1P24 0808 Oxford to Paddington. Staff moved passengers from offending coach. The vehicle was the middle coach (Coach c) of 180108.
Good detail in the media report.
 
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"Small electrical fire" which was out by the time the fire service got there.

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/recap-fire-train-near-twyford-11348606

The word going round the office is that there was no evidence of fire when the set went back on the oak, and that it was just a spurious activation of the fire suppression systems - these generate a lot of steam and fumes as they boil off on the hot engine, which would have been exasperated as the crew sprayed manual extinguishers and manually instigated the activation of the 2nd fire bottle.

It's due in for a more detailed examination over the weekend so we will know more then...
 
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