Train fire forces pas­sen­gers out

Western Mail - - NEWS -

PAS­SEN­GERS were evac­u­ated from their rush-hour Ar­riva Wales train yes­ter­day af­ter a fire broke out in one of the car­riages.

The fire, be­lieved to have been caused by an elec­tri­cal fault, caused lengthy delays un­til 10pm for com­muters us­ing the Bar­goed and Rhym­ney ser­vices.

Pas­sen­ger Owen Sa­muel said: “The third car­riage from the front was smok­ing while in Cardiff Queen Street. The driver thought it wasn’t an is­sue so we boarded. Af­ter the tun­nel just be­fore Caer­philly the car­riages started filling with smoke and then in Caer­philly smoke had filled some car­riages and ev­ery­one had to get off.”

An Ar­riva spokesper­son said the in­ci­dent would be “in­ves­ti­gated fully”.

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