Derailed train catches fire on a Manchester bridge

Train derailed on Windsor Bridge in Manchester Credit: Lyndon Saunders

A train has derailed and caught fire on a bridge in Manchester city centre.

It happened on Windsor Bridge, close to Salford Crescent.

The train belonged to West Coast Railways - a heritage railway company. Only the driver was on board and their condition is unknown.

Network Rail said the incident will disrupt rail services as all trains on the line have been stopped.

Train on fire on Windsor bridge Credit: Rob Smith

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service were called to the scene at 2:37pm.

Four fire engines are tackling the blaze in Salford.

Emergency services at the scene Credit: Lyndon Saunders

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Train derails in Greater Manchester

A train has derailed and caught fire on a bridge in Greater Manchester. It happened on Windsor Bridge, close to Salford Crescent.