Scottish train derails, no injuries: Emergency services

The 60 passengers on board were evacuated from train, with no major injuries.

London: A train derailed and caught fire in western Scotland, but the 60 passengers on board were evacuated with no major injuries, emergency services and the train operating company said.

Firefighters initially said two carriages were "precariously balanced" over a 15-metre (50-foot) embankment, but it was later confirmed that only the front carriage of a two-carriage train came off the tracks above a road.

The train was on the scenic route from Glasgow to Oban when it derailed near Falls of Cruachan station, in Argyll and Bute on the west coast, shortly before 9:00 pm (local time) yesterday, operators ScotRail said.

About 60 passengers were on board and all of them were safely evacuated, the company said, adding: "An investigation is already under way into the cause of the incident."

"There are no reported serious injuries," confirmed a spokesman for the British Transport Police, adding: "This is a two-car train and the leading car has derailed and caught fire."


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