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Passengers Safe After Train Fire

At 12.59 hours Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service received a call to attend a passenger train fire.  The train was on rail lines at Alfreton Road, under the railway bridge in Alfreton. 

Firefighters from Kingsway, Duffield, Ascot Drive, and Staveley along with a crew from Castle Donnington attended the fire and worked with partners from police, ambulance, HART team and Network Rail to bring the incident to a safe and swift conclusion. 

175 passengers were safely evacuated from the train and have been transported back to Derby Railway Station via other transport. 

Alfreton Road, Alfreton, which had been closed whilst firefighters dealt with the incident is likely to reopen in the next half hour. 

A fire investigation will be undertaken in conjunction with Network Rail’s accident investigation team.