A HAMPSHIRE railway station has been evacuated after a fire broke out from part of a train.

Firefighters and police are currently on scene at Brockenhurst Station after the fire broke out from the underside of a carriage.

The train is said to be a Cross Country service from Bournemouth to Manchester.

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One witness said passengers were evacuated from the train and station while fire crews extinguished the blaze.

British Transport Police confirmed they also attended the incident, which is said to have begun around 11.15am today.

South Western Railway said services in the area were disrupted,  with Network Rail turning off power to the lines in the area to allow emergency services to carry out their work.

All lines have since reopened.

A spokesperson for CrossCountry said: “On arrival at Brockenhurst station at 11:00 today, the train crew became aware of a smoke coming from underneath the rear carriage of our 10:45 service from Bournemouth to Manchester.

"The train crew and station staff immediately evacuated all the customers and the train’s extinguisher system and the speedy arrival of the emergency services quickly resolved the situation.

 “There are no reports of any injuries, and arrangements are being made to help our customers continue their journeys.

"As soon as it is released by the emergency services the train will be taken to our depot where an investigation into the cause will take place.

“As there were several trains delayed by this incident, we are asking anyone whose journey has been affected to get in touch so that we can see if they are due compensation.”