Train evacuated at Buckland after engine fire

Stranded train
Image caption Network Rail were at the scene in Buckland, where the train was stranded on a level crossing

Passengers were evacuated from a train on a level crossing in Surrey after fire broke out in the diesel engine.

The conductor ordered everyone to leave the 07:15 Great Western (GWR) train from Reigate to Reading after flames were seen at Buckland.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said 20 firefighters were sent to the scene but there were not thought to be any casualties.

Great Western said the Reading-bound track was blocked but had now reopened.

Network Rail said the train was evacuated in an orderly fashion.

Passengers walked along Rectory Lane and were collected on buses.

Services between Guildford and Redhill were affected, with disruption expected until 14:00 GMT. GWR tickets are being accepted by other train operators on alternative routes.

Rectory Lane was closed to traffic while the train remained stranded on the track.

Image caption The train was evacuated at the level crossing in Buckland between Reigate and Dorking

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