Southbound line reopened after train blaze at Welwyn North

PUBLISHED: 16:18 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:31 10 May 2018

Welwyn North Train Station

Welwyn North Train Station

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Delays up to 45 minutes are still expected on the Great Northern services between Stevenage and London King’s Cross and Moorgate.

A fire on the 10.30 Hull Trains service from Hull to King’s Cross has caused travel disruption this afternoon (May 10).

The fire service, paramedics and the transport police were all called to the scene at Welwyn North at 1pm.

All passengers had to disembark, but there were no injuries and no people taken to hospital.

Great Northern trains heading south have been diverted via Hertford North, with some passengers for Welwyn Garden City having been delayed over an hour.

The train has now been moved, and engineers inspected the tracks before reopening the line.

Delays of up to 45 minutes are expected until around 6pm.


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