Train evacuated after fire

13th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — Commuters were evacuated from a local train near Zwolle on Monday morning after a fire broke out.

13 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — Commuters were evacuated from a local train near Zwolle on Monday morning after a fire broke out.

The train was travelling between Utrecht and Zwolle and was carrying approximately 90 people when the fire alarm sounded near IJssel Bridge at about 8.30am. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire in unknown, the police and network manager ProRail said.

An intercity train on the other side of the bridge also had to stop and evacuate its passengers as the power in the overhead lines was cut off. Buses were used to bring the stranded passengers from both trains to the next functioning station.

Passengers travelling between Zwolle and 't Harde face delays of 30 minutes to one hour as buses replace the stalled train service.

No intercity trains are running between Zwolle and Amersfoort, but passengers can go by Deventer instead.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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