Belfast Telegraph

Train evacuated in Co Antrim after fire

Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after it overheated in Co Antrim last night.

People on the 8.20pm service from Belfast's Great Victoria Street to Larne had to be taken off at Jordanstown after smoke was seen billowing from the lead carriage.

Last night a Translink spokeswoman said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

"We can confirm that the 20.20 Great Victoria Street to Larne service was stopped at Jordanstown when smoke was detected coming from underneath the lead coach.

"Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Translink engineers attended the scene," she said.

"A number of passengers were on board the service and they were transferred to Larne by bus.

"A bus substitution is currently being operated between Belfast and Larne. The cause of the smoke is currently under investigation."

Marketing student Martin McCloskey (20) was among the passengers affected and criticised the lack of information about the incident.

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