Smoke Billows From Nottingham Train

26 February 2015, 17:01

East Midlands Trains have told Capital reports of a fire on one of their trains to London this afternoon - aren't true.

Alarms were raised when a passenger alarmwas triggered which put the brakes on and that caused smoke.

The train was stuck in a tunnel just north of West Hampstead near London.

East Midlands Trains assured Capital there wasn't a fire on the train at any point.

One of their spokespeople said: "One of our services near Kentish Town was delayed this afternoon when the passenger alarm was activated while the train was passing through Belsize tunnel.

"As a result, the train carried out an emergency stop and smoke was generated from the brakes of two carriages. As a precaution, passengers in those carriages were moved to another part of the train. All passengers were kept safe at all times. Engineers attended the train and staff kept passengers updated. The service resumed at around 14.10 and continued on to London St Pancras. The train is now in our depot being examined.

"As a result of the incident, there are delays between West Hampstead Thameslink and Kentish Town which are expected to continue until around 4pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to our customers and we will review the issues that occurred on this occasion."

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