London Marylebone Station closed after train fire

Smoking concourse at London Marylebone station
Image caption BBC World Service presenter Danny Cox said he could see light smoke on the concourse

Up to 700 people were evacuated from London Marylebone station after a fire onboard a train that pulled into a platform.

An air conditioning unit is believed to have caught fire, police said. No injuries were reported.

Chiltern Railways suspended services leaving the station.

Light smoke could be seen on the concourse and appeared to be coming from platform one, BBC World Service presenter Danny Cox said.

The station was evacuated shortly after 21:00 GMT and five fire crews were called to the station.

"There's been nothing but calm from the start", Mr Cox said.

Chiltern Railways services to the Home Counties and West Midlands have been affected.

Image caption Mr Cox said there was a calm atmosphere at the station as passengers were evacuated
Image caption Crowds were ushered back to let the firefighters through
Image caption No injuries have been reported following the fire

Alternative routes accepting passengers with valid Chiltern Railways tickets:

  • CrossCountry services between Reading and Banbury/Leamington Spa
  • Great Western Railway services between London Paddington and Reading/Banbury
  • London Underground via reasonable routes - please check route with London Underground before travelling
  • Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
  • London Midland services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street

Check National Rail Enquiries for more details.

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