200 people evacuated from train as it catches fire near Chislehurst Station

News Shopper: 200 people evacuated from train as it catches fire near Chislehurst Station 200 people evacuated from train as it catches fire near Chislehurst Station

TWO hundred people had to evacuate a train near Chislehurst Station after it caught fire last night (December 12).

Emergency services boarded the train at the station just after 7.30pm and helped Southeastern staff get all the passengers off safely.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman says the fire was a small one underneath the train and it was out by the time the crews got there.

Ambulance staff were called to the scene but did not treat any patients.

It is believed to have been caused by an electrical problem and some people on the train tweeted there about the carriages filling up with smoke.

One passenger, Sarah Taylor, tweeted Southeastern to say “I was on the 1848 Orpington train which caught fire at Chislehurst this evening. What compensation are you giving us?”

And after receiving a reply from Southeastern nine hours later about how to claim compensation she tweeted back to say: “This is not just about delay what about passenger safety the train had a fire and the carriages were engaged with smoke.

“The fire brigade & emergency services had to get us off the train. A very scary experience.”

Were you on the train? Call the newsroom on 01689 885725.

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3:57pm Fri 13 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

Still got to save money, close down more fire stations. This will stop the pesky fires from starting, give the fire something to think about. ( this is how the people in charge think)
Still got to save money, close down more fire stations. This will stop the pesky fires from starting, give the fire something to think about. ( this is how the people in charge think) white rabbit9

5:59pm Fri 13 Dec 13

madras says...

'One passenger, Sarah Taylor, tweeted Southeastern to say “I was on the 1848 Orpington train which caught fire at Chislehurst this evening. What compensation are you giving us?”'

Ha ha - that's the spirit - first thought not about anything but self self self and compo - hope you get not a bean!
'One passenger, Sarah Taylor, tweeted Southeastern to say “I was on the 1848 Orpington train which caught fire at Chislehurst this evening. What compensation are you giving us?”' Ha ha - that's the spirit - first thought not about anything but self self self and compo - hope you get not a bean! madras

9:04am Sat 14 Dec 13

reasonable75 says...

"And after receiving a reply from Southeastern nine hours later about how to claim compensation she tweeted back to say: “This is not just about delay what about passenger safety the train had a fire and the carriages were engaged with smoke."

So it's NOT about compensation (but she still wants it)
"And after receiving a reply from Southeastern nine hours later about how to claim compensation she tweeted back to say: “This is not just about delay what about passenger safety the train had a fire and the carriages were engaged with smoke." So it's NOT about compensation (but she still wants it) reasonable75

12:17pm Sat 14 Dec 13

cookster says...

I WANT FREE MONEY. GIVE ME FREE MONEY.
I WANT FREE MONEY. GIVE ME FREE MONEY. cookster

12:46pm Sat 14 Dec 13

madras says...

cookster wrote:
I WANT FREE MONEY. GIVE ME FREE MONEY.
The Flying Lizards predicted this 30+ years ago:

The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I want money

(That's what I want)
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: I WANT FREE MONEY. GIVE ME FREE MONEY.[/p][/quote]The Flying Lizards predicted this 30+ years ago: The best things in life are free But you can give them to the birds and bees I want money (That's what I want) madras

2:34pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Marty1979 says...

reasonable75 wrote:
"And after receiving a reply from Southeastern nine hours later about how to claim compensation she tweeted back to say: “This is not just about delay what about passenger safety the train had a fire and the carriages were engaged with smoke."

So it's NOT about compensation (but she still wants it)
What does she mean "engaged with smoke"?

Was her life in danger? Was she injured? No - and she wasn't so traumatised she didn't find time to go on Twitter, lucky it wasn't in the tunnel with no mobile coverage (no doubt she would then sue the mobile networks)

All that happened is her journey was delayed so she may get compensation in the form of a discount voucher for rail travel
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: "And after receiving a reply from Southeastern nine hours later about how to claim compensation she tweeted back to say: “This is not just about delay what about passenger safety the train had a fire and the carriages were engaged with smoke." So it's NOT about compensation (but she still wants it)[/p][/quote]What does she mean "engaged with smoke"? Was her life in danger? Was she injured? No - and she wasn't so traumatised she didn't find time to go on Twitter, lucky it wasn't in the tunnel with no mobile coverage (no doubt she would then sue the mobile networks) All that happened is her journey was delayed so she may get compensation in the form of a discount voucher for rail travel Marty1979

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