British Transport Police have released a statement after a train derailed and caught fire on a bridge between Salford and Manchester:
“BTP officers were called to the rail line close to Wilburn Street, Salford, on Wednesday, 23 January following a report of a train carriage on fire.
“BTP and Greater Manchester Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.45pm.
“One of the carriages of the train, a charted service ran by West Coast Railways, has derailed from the rail line but remains upright.
“No passengers were onboard the train at the time of incident and the driver is safe and well.
“Officers, along with other emergency services and agencies, will be working to establish the full circumstances.”
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