Ten evacuated as Kenilworth train catches fire [BBC News]

Date: 30/12/2016

Ten people have been evacuated from a train which caught fire.
Smoke could be seen billowing out of the three-carriage train at the old railway station in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
The engine at the front of the train set alight, the fire service said. Operator Vivarail said it was a test train and all staff were safe.
National Rail^s website said trains will not run between Coventry and Leamington Spa for the rest of the day.
Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth will divert via Solihull and not call at Birmingham International and Coventry.

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