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Author Topic: Lineside fire between Tilehurst and Reading 10 March 2020  (Read 2123 times)
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« on: March 10, 2020, 08:03:30 am »

To warn everyone due to pass Tilehurst- all trains have been halted due to a lineside fire between Tilehurst and Reading.

I am stuck on a train (7-45 ex Goring) at Tilehurst and there's an IET alongside us at platform 2
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 08:06:06 am »

Smoke is horrific, drifting towards Caversham
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 08:07:31 am »

We have now been cleared to proceed. Just passed spectacular fire and smoke at Stadium Way
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 08:20:49 am »

...and arrived at Reading still in time for my onward train to Guildford.

A number of delays showing for trains on the line and some last platform changes at Reading
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 09:26:58 am »

Updated reports being filed here - https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/18293729.reading-fire-live-updates-black-smoke-seen-tilehurst/
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 10:18:41 am »

Looking at the pictures, that appears to be the back of that row of sheds which is ITP - "Europe's largest dealer of empty cartridges". That sounds like would indeed burn enthusiastically and blackly.
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