Passengers evacuated after train wheels catch fire

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Passengers evacuated after train wheels catch firePA


Passengers had to be evacuated from four carriages after the wheels of a train caught fire in Kent.

Firefighters were called to Marden Station at 17.56 on Wednesday, and staff from four fire crews used dry powder and a hose reel to put out the fire, according to the BBC.

It is thought the flames were caused when rubber wheel bearings on the first carriage caught alight.

Southeastern said the train caused some delays on London-bound routes, but that it was brought under control by 18.26.

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