Train fire triggers evacuation at West Yorkshire station

A train carrying scores of passengers was evacuated at Wakefield Westgate Station last night after its brakes caught fire.
Smoke was spotted coming from the rear of the nine-carriage service when it pulled into the station shortly before 11pm.
Train staff began tackling the incident using fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived and completed the job.
An engineer was called and, after checks were carried out, the train was given the all-clear to continue its journey to Leeds at about 12.30am.
Around 150 passengers are estimated to have been on the service when it got into Wakefield.... read more

 
16 December 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 54
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