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Preston Station evacuated overnight due to a gas leak

Posted on - 3rd June, 2017 - 7:52am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Transport
A Network Rail team at Preston Railway Station Pic: Paul van de Rooy
A Network Rail team at Preston Railway Station Pic: Paul van de Rooy

Passengers using Preston Station in the early hours of Saturday morning were evacuated due to a gas leak.

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Network Rail and National Grid staff arrived to assist Virgin Trains in securing the station.

Callum Taylor, an acting graduate from UCLan, was on a train heading for Preston from Liverpool.

He said: “Emergency lights have gone off now too in total darkness. We’ve been given glow sticks!”

Overhead wires had to be turned off during the gas leak in case of any risk of sparks.

Read more: Coffee shop closes at Preston Station

The incident took place shortly after midnight on Saturday (3 June).

Passengers were put into a mini-bus and taken the rest of their journey to Preston.

Train services resumed at 1.56am on Saturday.

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