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Marden passenger train fire

  • 5 September 2012
  • From the section England

Passengers had to be evacuated from four carriages after the wheels of a train caught fire in Kent.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to Marden Station at 17:56 BST.

Four fire crews used dry powder and a hose reel to put out the fire, caused when the underside of the first carriage caught alight.

The blaze was brought under control by 18:26 BST. Southeastern said the train was blocking London-bound lines.

Some London-bound services were running from Ashford while some were terminating at Tonbridge.

A replacement bus service was in place between Tonbridge and Ashford International in both directions.

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