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Train passengers evacuated after fire on train in Templepatrick

Passengers have been evacuated from a train that caught fire in County Antrim.

The emergency services were called to the scene at about 17:30 GMT on Monday after reports that a train was on fire in Templepatrick.

Along with Translink staff, police and fire service officers evacuated passengers from the train and walked them down the track to waiting buses at Ballymartin Park and Ride.

No injuries were reported, police said.

A Translink spokesperson said the train experienced "a mechanical failure resulting in a small engine fire under the vehicle".

The line remains closed with bus substitutions operating between Belfast and Antrim.

An investigations is underway and Translink have apologised to all passengers affected by the incident.