Cornwall

Plymouth to Truro train evacuated after smoke reported

  • 11 February 2014
  • From the section Cornwall

Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after some saw smoke "billowing through the carriages".

Passengers travelling from Plymouth to Truro complained of a "burning smell" on the train, which was forced to stop in Liskeard at 10:15 GMT on Monday.

The evacuated passengers were then made to wait on the station's platform before taxis were laid on for them.

Cornwall Fire Service said a small fire in the engine compartment was extinguished.

Passenger Andy Smith, from Plymouth, said: "I could smell an electrical burning smell. Then a couple of passengers came from further up the train and smoke was following them.

"I spoke to a couple of the First Great Western employees, and they waited about 30 minutes and we got taxis on from there."

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