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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.

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Derailed train was heading from Ardwick to Carnforth

Network Rail said the train was heading from Ardwick to Carnforth. The line is now closed between between Manchester Piccadilly, Preston and Newton.

The train is a diesel. The smell from the fire is overpowering. Several surrounding streets have now been closed.

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