Fire at Twickenham train station causes 45-minute delays

Track fire at Twickenham. (File photo)

Track fire at Twickenham. (File photo)

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Trains travelling through Twickenham station have been delayed for up to 45 minutes because of a fire on the tracks.

National Rail said trains on the Hounslow loop had been suspended.

Trains from Reading and Windsor to London Waterloo will run through Hounslow.

Passengers can use their tickets on London buses and the tube, the operator said.

Trains through Kingston are also affected.

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10:36am Thu 27 Feb 14

DB says...

'Trains through Kingston are also affected'

So are trains through Surbiton and pretty much the whole SWT network because they still cannot work out how to manage traffic at Waterloo when there is an issue on one line much further out.
'Trains through Kingston are also affected' So are trains through Surbiton and pretty much the whole SWT network because they still cannot work out how to manage traffic at Waterloo when there is an issue on one line much further out. DB
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12:54pm Thu 27 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire?
Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire? kingstonpaul
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1:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

bigmac22 says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire?
They don't - its a lineside fire, usually caused by discarded cigarettes, matches, arson attempts, electrical faults, or even sparks from passing steam trains. More details here > http://www.networkra
il.co.uk/timetables-
and-travel/delays-ex
plained/lineside-fir
es/
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire?[/p][/quote]They don't - its a lineside fire, usually caused by discarded cigarettes, matches, arson attempts, electrical faults, or even sparks from passing steam trains. More details here > http://www.networkra il.co.uk/timetables- and-travel/delays-ex plained/lineside-fir es/ bigmac22
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1:38pm Thu 27 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

bigmac22 wrote:
kingstonpaul wrote:
Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire?
They don't - its a lineside fire, usually caused by discarded cigarettes, matches, arson attempts, electrical faults, or even sparks from passing steam trains. More details here > http://www.networkra

il.co.uk/timetables-

and-travel/delays-ex

plained/lineside-fir

es/
Nah... I think this is one of those instances when derivers didn't turn up for work this morning because of the lousy weather. The Operational Excuses Department at Waterloo thought "mmm, what excuse haven't we had at Twickenham for a while?"
[quote][p][bold]bigmac22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Can someone enlighten me. SWT is always using Fire On The Tracks as an excuse. Apart from being a great name for an album, how do metal railway tracks, concrete sleepers and heavy duty ballast catch fire?[/p][/quote]They don't - its a lineside fire, usually caused by discarded cigarettes, matches, arson attempts, electrical faults, or even sparks from passing steam trains. More details here > http://www.networkra il.co.uk/timetables- and-travel/delays-ex plained/lineside-fir es/[/p][/quote]Nah... I think this is one of those instances when derivers didn't turn up for work this morning because of the lousy weather. The Operational Excuses Department at Waterloo thought "mmm, what excuse haven't we had at Twickenham for a while?" kingstonpaul
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