Fire breaks out on train near Burnham

Emergency services have been called to a train fire in Burnham this evening.

The fire onboard the train has effected a number of services by a number of operators.
it is understood that the fire has broken out in the drivers cab of the train.
All passengers on board safe the fife Ted service are reported to be safe and well. Fire commanders are now working with network rail and British transport Police. it is understood that South central ambulance service have sent a number of resources to the scene near Burnham railway station.

Network rail has said “All lines are currently blocked so disruption is expected out of Paddington. ”
The situation is caused by a train on fire near Burnham. Fire brigade is currently dealing with the incident.”

Network rail have issued the following update stating services are likely to be effected until at least 3am: The following services have been effected:
Heathrow Express
Heathrow Connect
Great Western Railway

Due to a train fire between Maidenhead and Slough this is causing disruption to trains between Reading / Heathrow Airport and London Paddington.
Trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 90 minutes, cancelled or amended.
This is expected to continue until 03:30.

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