Tron Fire: Major rail disruption as firefighters scramble to douse massive fire at station

Train services were severely disrupted after a massive fire broke out at a station in western Scotland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called tron Railway station at 12.40 pm Saturday, with six devices in attendance.

Scotrail was forced to cut power to the overhead lines to allow Fire Fighting The handling of fire and fire caused major disruption in the Scottish seaside town.

Scotrail said it “taken up a large area and affected the power supply of other routes”.

Trains were either cancelled, delayed or modified due to the fire, the company tweeted at the time and passengers were urged to use other services.

The fire had a “significant impact” on the historic train station building, which was designed by James Miller and built in 1892.

There was no report of any casualties in the fire.

Glasgow MSP Paul Sweeney commented: “Sad to see this fire engulfed the beautiful James Miller-designed railway station building on Platform 1 at Troon.

“It was originally built in 1892 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. I am hopeful that it can be restored. It is good to see that Railway Heritage is already extending its support.”

Within hours of the fire, the Railway Heritage Trust offered its support to both Scotrail and Network Rail to restore as much of the historic building as possible.

The fire broke out on a day when temperatures were expected to reach 21C in the city, which is popular with tourists to the west of Scotland in summer, who flock to its beach when the mercury rises.

Saturday was recorded as the hottest day ever in all four UK countries, with some areas of Scotland reaching at least 28C.

Speaking to the Ayrshire Daily News website at the scene, Air MSP Siobian Brown – whose constituency includes Tron and nearby Prestwick – said the fire was “devastating”.

She said: “I have spoken to the Minister of Transport and they are being apprised of the situation which has had a significant impact on the whole building – as you can see they are still trying to put out the fire.

“There will be serious disruptions to the train lines from Air to Glasgow and they will put on buses and we will keep you updated with the situation.”

She continued: “We don’t know for sure how the fire started, but we believe it started somehow at the ticket office, but we have to determine what’s down the track ahead.

“But thankfully no one was hurt.”

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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