Fire at Eastbourne station

A fire broke out at Eastbourne railway station this afternoon (April 30).

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 6:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 6:38 pm
Fire crews on scene at Eastbourne railway station SUS-190430-170617001
Fire crews on scene at Eastbourne railway station SUS-190430-170617001

A section of track burst into flames as a train was pulling into the station at around 4.30pm on platform 1.

Fire crews rushed to the station in Terminus Road, where the track was alight.

They made the scene safe but the fire eventually burned itself out, according to crews on scene.

It is not certain at this time what caused the blaze, but it is believed a piece of metal may have fallen onto the live rail.