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Fire Under Train At Upwey

South West Trains

7:21am 24th January 2013
(Updated 7:40am 24th January 2013)

Emergency services have been dealing with a fire under a train at Upwey this morning.

South West Trains say all passengers are safe and the blaze has now been put out.

The fire has caused delays to services.

Buses have been requested to run between Weymouth and Wareham.

Here's the latest from Dorset Fire and Rescue

'Two crews from Weymouth attended Upwey rail station, Weymouth, just after 6am this morning (06:08) following a 999 call to reports of smoke coming from the underside of one of the passenger carriages. All passengers, approximately 20, were evacuated from the train while DFRS and railway staff, (who had used extinguishers on the fire before the arrival of fire crews) dealt with the fire. The train has now been removed from the platform area while crews and rail staff investigate further.'

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