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« on: September 14, 2017, 07:17:54 am »

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Alterations to services between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway

Following a fire next to the track between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway all lines have now reopened.

Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 07:45 14/09.

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A train has caught fire in Exeter, closing the line this morning.

Network rail said there would be significant disruption while the fire is tackled and the train removed from the tracks.

Safety checks will also have to be carried out before the line can be reopened.

It is not known how the fire started, and there are no reported injuries at this stage.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 07:43:08 am »

It was a fire in a power car of the HST which sits overnight in New Yard to form the 05:46 to Paddington.

Fire is now out.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:58:01 am »

It was a fire in a power car of the HST which sits overnight in New Yard to form the 05:46 to Paddington.

Fire is now out.

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05:46 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington due 08:38
05:46 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington due 08:38 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 08:02:18 am »

From Fire Service Incident Log


Fire control received a call from a member of british rail stating that an empty passenger carriage was on fire.

5 pumps from in and around the Exeter area were mobilised plus several specialist supporting vehicles and several officers.

Upon arrival this was found to be a fire in the engine compartment of a parked up train. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 2 compressed air foam jets and one thermal image camera to extinguish.

Now scaled down, two crews remain on scene making locomotive and area safe and making up their equipment.

No further details for this incident.

 
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:10:52 am »

Another power car down at the moment! Not going to be easy.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:53:42 am »

Another power car down at the moment! Not going to be easy.

GWR certainly going through the wars rolling stock wise at the moment.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:56:34 am »

Another power car down at the moment! Not going to be easy.
Was my first thought too. Slightly concerning that another power car has gone up in flames not long after the last one.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:51 am »


Fire control received a call from a member of british rail...

 

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 11:07:04 am »

Presumably the call was received by The City of Exeter Fire Brigade or the Devon Fire Brigade rather than the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 12:48:23 pm »

57604, the Sleeper Loco, has run LE from Penzance to drag to Laira
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 02:58:36 pm »

Surprisingly not much sign of external fire damage as 43164/171 departed Exeter Street David's for the drag to Laira around 2pm this afternoon.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 05:18:25 pm »

.....no, but a damn good exhaust fire: http://www.devonlive.com/incoming/article473789.ece/ALTERNATES/s510b/Train-fire-in-Exeter.jpg
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 05:47:27 pm »

Better tell Scotland...
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 05:54:26 pm »

No need, it's all over the press there, particularly as it comes on the day Scotrail were announcing the arrival of the first set. It appears they have been quite tetchy over the subject.  Some media have erroneously reported that the train was on its way north at the time. Well I guess it makes a much better story, never mind the accuracy of it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 08:52:39 pm »

Another power car down at the moment! Not going to be easy.

GWR certainly going through the wars rolling stock wise at the moment.

One more "than usual" needing repairs?
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