Train delays into Southport after engine catches fire

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A broken-down train caused long delays for Merseyrail commuters early this morning (Thursday 3rd January 2013).

Services on the Northern Line from Southport to Hunts Cross ground to a halt after an engine caught fire on a train at Blundellsands & Crosby.

This caused long delays for some passengers.

Merseyrail technical team has fixed the problem and services are back to normal.

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