RAIL passengers faced delays after a fire on board a train at Brockenhurst station.

Officers from British Transport Police and the fire service were called to the incident on Monday morning.

It is believed the fire broke out from the underside of a train carriage.

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

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.

A spokesperson for BTP said: "We attended along with the fire service. There are no suspicious circumstances and no-one was injured."

South Western Railway said that due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Brockenhurst all lines were blocked.

"Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 2pm."

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.”