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.