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Document Summary

The report into the fire on a passenger train at Nailsea in 2004.

This document was published in 2005 by Railway Safety & Standards Board.

It was written by Railway Safety & Standards Board.

This item is linked to the Accident at Nailsea on 18th October 2004

The original document format was HTML, and comprised 2 pages.The original document can be found here.

This document was kindly sourced from Railway Safety & Standards Board and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 20th August 2006.

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"The 20:06 hrs Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare train comprising two diesel multiple units departed on time. After passing through Flax Bourton Tunnel, two passengers drew the conductor's attention to unusual noises, smells and eventually smoke coming from below the rear vehicle of the train.

The train was brought to a stand by the driver, about half a mile short of Nailsea and Backwell Station. The passengers detrained onto the cess and during this process one passenger made a 999 call to alert the emergency services. The fire that had developed in the rear vehicle was eventually brought under control by the Avon and Somerset County Fire service, but not before very considerable damage to the vehicle had occurred. Two passengers and the conductor were treated for smoke inhalation in an ambulance at the site. No other injuries were reported."

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