Train on fire at Doncaster station causes disruption and delays

Rail passengers in Doncaster are being warned of delays and disruption to services this afternoon following a train fire.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 2:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 3:30 pm
The Cross Country service fire at Doncaster. Photo: @JamesHesp

Crews have been tackling a blaze on board the Virgin Cross Country service on platform 8 earlier this afternoon.

All routes through Doncaster are disrupted, with some lines through the station blocked.

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Users are being warned that trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

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The blaze affects users of CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Grand Central, Hull Trains, LNER, Northern and Thameslink.

Disruption is expected until 15:30.

A spokesman for Cross Country said that no further information was available and that the fire was being investigated.