Trains halted as fire breaks out at St Albans City station

Trains were halted at St Albans City station last night (February 17).

Trains were halted at St Albans City station last night (February 17). - Credit: Joe Dwyer / Pearce Bates

Trains were grounded to a halt and ticket gates were forced shut at St Albans City station yesterday after a fire broke out near the tracks.

It was commuter chaos at the railway station just before 7pm on Wednesday (February 16) after both entrances were blocked by staff.  

Staff revealed that there was “a problem with the line” and pictures from the scene show a fire near the tracks.

Pictures taken shortly after 6.10pm show a blaze at the station. 

Fire at St Albans City station.

Fire at St Albans City station. - Credit: Joe Dwyer

Speaking to this newspaper, an eye-witness said: “Both entrances were shut at the ticket gates, they weren't letting anyone in and trains weren't moving. 

“There was a fault with the line, the electrical wires dropped and were swaying in the way of the tracks.”  

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