Blazing train

Fire breaks out on train in Berrylands.

Three hundred passengers had to be moved to safety after fire started on a passenger train in south-west London. The fire broke out in a power unit on the South West Trains service from Portsmouth to Waterloo near Berrylands station, Surbiton, at 0915 GMT.

A South West Trains spokesman said: "Smoke was detected from the underside of one end of the train and the fire service was called as a precaution."

The spokesman added, "As a result of the incident at Berrylands station, some lines have been closed, which has caused significant delays to trains and congestion on the South West Trains network."


the conductor rail gets hot that it can short circuit it do this to the trains it can happen on any type of train

Disgraceful. South West trains and the train builders Siemens know what the problem is but have failed to put it right after several trains were damaged in a similar way last year. This is the worst yet although upt to 10 other trains have suffered with the same problems this week although this is the worst because it put lives at risk.

A friend of mine who was stuck behind this train had already witnessed another train fire earlier at Basingstoke. It all sounds like something very dodgy is going on.

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