Commuters face delays after car fire stops trains

Car nearby the Downham train tracks caused delays to trains. Picture: Scott Chapman

Car nearby the Downham train tracks caused delays to trains. Picture: Scott Chapman - Credit: Archant

Trains in have been disrupted following a car fire near a level crossing in a Norfolk town.

Great Northern trains disrupted following a nearby car fire in Downham Market. Picture: Sarah Hussai

Great Northern trains disrupted following a nearby car fire in Downham Market. Picture: Sarah Hussain - Credit: Archant

Fire engines from Downham Market and Outwell attended a report of a car fire on Fairfield Road in Downham Market after midday.

Rail services between King's Lynn and Ely were disrupted as a result of the incident.

Commuters are expected to face delays following the incident near the Downham Market train station.

A spokesman for Great Northern said: "A vehicle fire near the railway in the Downham Market area has now been dealt with by the fire services.

Great Northern trains disrupted following a nearby car fire in Downham Market. Picture: Sarah Hussai

Great Northern trains disrupted following a nearby car fire in Downham Market. Picture: Sarah Hussain - Credit: Archant


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"Network Rail has declared that it is safe to restart train services, and these are returning to normal.

"Unfortunately, delays of up to 30 minutes are expected until around 3pm.

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"We encourage passengers delayed by 15 minutes or more to claim Delay Repay compensation via our web site."

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