Yeah,Once again I agree with youChaz said:Anyone actually stop to think about whether anyone got hurt rather than "Glad it was a Voyager" responses?
Once the media hears about it no doubt it will be more bad press for the Railways.....
Worried. They are cramped, have no openable windows so you cant jump out. have doors that might not open if something went wrong and also have very thick glass!!Julian G said:Yeah,Once again I agree with you
Think about the people
How would you like it if you were in the Voyager with the flames?
And they also have the same safety devices to break windows and unlock doors that other trains have...dvn1357 said:Worried. They are cramped, have no openable windows so you cant jump out. have doors that might not open if something went wrong and also have very thick glass!!
I think that if a fire on the train got down to the diesel tanks, the diesel would have the same effect as water - doesn't there have to be a special method of ignition?James 66526 said:Let's also remember that the diesel on DMUs are kept undrfloor. OIn HSTs it was only in 2 places and they were kept seperate from teh passengers. Just a thought...
The lessons of the highly combustible 1st generation DMU's have been learnt long ago, and every MU with an underfloor engine built since the 1980's is far more fire resistant than it's predecessors. Unlike the 1st gen, subsequent classes have a continuous steel floor without any inspection or maintenance hatches. This means that it is impossible for an engine fire (for example) to break into the passenger space.James 66526 said:Let's also remember that the diesel on DMUs are kept undrfloor. OIn HSTs it was only in 2 places and they were kept seperate from teh passengers. Just a thought...
Not necessarily Alex. I once had a train catch fire as a guard at Monument station in London. As soon as the punters heard the word 'fire' they were off that packed train and out in the street quicker than a rat up a pipe.AlexS said:The fact it was in the station says it's fairly minor.
Exactly what my first thoughts were about the cause of the fire.Chaz said:I think the fire could of started due to the engine overheating and thus getting to a point of setting alight. The cooling systems aren't up sadly.
Bombardier and Cummins have apparently come up with a fix and the problem sourced to a filter of some kind. My theory is that Voyager hasn't had the 'fix' yet.
It was just platforms 3 and 4 that were evacuated, and by all accounts it was a pretty minor fire (nothing much visible).TicketMan said:The train was at Platform 3, and it and the station was evacuated with no reported injuries. The train was later moved at the Fire Service's request.