North East Wales

Llandudno to Chester train evacuated after Rhyl smoke

A blown gasket has been blamed for smoke which led to a passenger train being evacuated near Rhyl, Denbighshire.

The fire service was called at 11.21 BST, and passengers were led to safety and the train moved to sidings.

"Upon investigation, a blown turbo gasket was found to be the cause of the smoke and no fire was discovered," said Arriva Trains Wales.

The train was travelling from Llandudno to Chester. There were no injuries.

The line reopened at 1220 BST.

Replacement road transport had been arranged at Rhyl for passengers traveling to Chester.

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