Train lines from Northampton Station have been blocked after smoke began ‘pouring’ from a train. Seven fire stations and 40 firefighters were called to Martins Yard, off Spencer Bridge Road, Northampton, to fight a blaze that broke out in a diesel train’s engine bay.

The train was reportedly carrying around 300 passengers who were on a day trip to Windsor from Holyhead and are now stranded ‘with no prospect of moving anytime soon’.

All train lines between Northampton and Rugby have been blocked as the fire brigade deal with the incident, London Midland has confirmed in a tweet.