Firefighters have been called to a train fire in Ryde this evening (Tuesday).

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted to smoke coming from a stationary train on Ryde Pier at 7.24pm.

Three fire appliances – from Shanklin and two from Ryde – have attended the incident.

It is understood the incident is now being scaled back.

No injuries have been reported at this stage.

The Island Line service is currently suspended.

Isle of Wight Radio has asked Island Line for a comment.

*UPDATED Wednesday (15) 

*Island Line has told Isle of Wight Radio:

“At 1925 we were advised that one of our Island line trains has had an incident whilst coming into Ryde Pierhead station.

“Due to arcing, a small fire broke out on the shoe gear only. All passengers alighted from the train at the station and carried on their onward journeys.”

The service resumed at 9.18pm last night.

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