South East Wales

Caerphilly train fire: Passengers evacuated at station

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Media captionAbout 25 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze

A rush hour train had to be evacuated after a fire broke out underneath one of the carriages.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to Caerphilly railway station just before 17:30 BST on Tuesday.

About 25 firefighters were initially sent to the scene and Network Rail said all passengers were safe.

Delays of up to one hour and 15 minutes were expected between Heath High Level in Cardiff and Ystrad Mynach.

Trains due to travel through the station were stopped and the north side of the station was evacuated.

Arriva Trains Wales said six buses were sent to Caerphilly for a replacement road service.

Meanwhile, a fire which has broken out on land in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, has resulted in trains on all lines in the area running at reduced speed.

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