Salford Train Derail

23 January 2013, 15:35

Fire Fighters are tackling a blaze on a train that has derailed in Salford.

Rail services have been suspended between Salford Crescent and Manchester Oxford Road after a train derailed and caught fire on a bridge.

It happened on Windsor Bridge, close to Salford Crescent.

The is thought to be a heritage railway train, only the driver was on-board and British Transport police say he is safe and well.

Network Rail said the incident will disrupt rail services as all trains on the line have been stopped.

British Transport Police released this statement, "BTP officers were called to the rail line close to Wilburn Street, Salford, on Wednesday, 23 January following a report of a train carriage on fire.

“BTP and Greater Manchester Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.45pm.

“One of the carriages of the train, a charted service ran by West Coast Railways, has derailed from the rail line but remains upright.

“No passengers were onboard the train at the time of incident and the driver is safe and well.

“Officers, along with other emergency services and agencies, will be working to establish the full circumstances.”

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