Fire on commuter train at Warwick Parkway - The Leamington Observer

Fire on commuter train at Warwick Parkway

Leamington Editorial 8th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

PASSENGERS were evacuated after a train caught fire at Warwick Parkway Station this morning.

The rear carriages of the London Midland service began filling with smoke when a running gear underneath the train caught fire just before 8am.

Fire crews and rail staff led people to safety off the platform.

Delays between Leamington and Birmingham Snow Hill are expected for the rest of the morning but all lines have now re-opened.

A National Rail spokesman said: “A broken down train at Warwick Parkway is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between Leamington Spa and Birmingham Snow Hill.

“Chiltern Railways passengers may use CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, London Midland, TFL Rail on all reasonable routes. London Midland passengers may use Chiltern Railways on all reasonable routes. A rail replacement coach is conveying passengers from Hatton via Lapworth and Dorridge.”


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Leamington Observer.


Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Leamington Observer.