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Fire on East Coast Mainline train

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5:16pm 20th September 2011

Disruption on the trains this afternoon.

It's because of an East Coast Mainline engine caught fire near Northallerton earlier.

No one's been injured.

And the passengers have been taken to York for alternative transportation.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:

“BTP officers were called to Northallerton railway station on Tuesday 20th September after a report of a fire onboard a train.

“North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service and officers from North Yorkshire Police and also attended the incident, which was reported at 1.48pm.

“The fire service extinguished a fire in the engine compartment of the 7.55am Inverness to London Kings Cross service.

“No injuries were reported and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

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Howard and Byrne Solicitors, York - Criminal Defence Specialists