Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Passengers evacuated after train wheel fire

Train Image copyright ScotRail
Image caption The fire was in the wheel of a train similar to the one pictured

Passengers have been evacuated from a train at an Edinburgh station following a fire in a carriage wheel.

The 10:38 from Inverurie to Edinburgh Waverley caught fire in an axel block at about 13:25.

The three-carriage ScotRail train was taken to Russell Road sidings where the fire was extinguished by firefighters using carbon dioxide and foam.

No-one was hurt in the incident. The train has been taken out of service to be fixed.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: "Due to a hot axle box underneath the train, the 10:38 Inverurie to Edinburgh train terminated at Haymarket. All passengers safely left the train."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said four fire engines attended a small fire in a train carriage wheel in Edinburgh.

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