Marden passenger train fire

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.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.