Train evacuated at Gobowen Railway Station in false fire alarm

By Rob Smith | Gobowen | News | Published:

Passengers were evacuated from a train after a false fire alarm in a carriage today.

The train was still at Gobowen Railway Station when the alarm sounded, soon after midday.

The alarm was activated in the second of the three carriageways and fire crews attended from Oswestry, Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Wem, Tweedale and Wellington.

All passengers were evacuated by rail staff and the firefighters, who used a thermal imaging camera to ascertain that there was no fire.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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