Incident at Kirkby Train Station


Location: Kirkby Train Station

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is currently in attendance at Kirkby Railway Station following an incident involving a train.

Crews were alerted at 7.01pm and on scene at 7.05pm. Two fire engines are currently in attendance as well as the search and rescue appliance.

The incident involves one train which has derailed and hit a bridge. Passengers have been evacuated from the train and there are not believed to be any injuries.

The driver of the train has been assisted from the train and is currently being assessed by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service.

Merseyside Police are also in attendance.


Police have closed the road above the railway bridge, between Kirkby Row and the Railway Public House.

A number of passengers who were on board have been assessed by North West Ambulance Service. Fire crews are carrying out checks of the train to ensure no one else is present.

A multi agency meeting has taken place.


Fire crews have searched all six carriages of the train and have confirmed that no passengers remain onboard.

The incident is ongoing.


Fire crews remain on scene. A further multi agency meeting is taking place between Merseyrail, Network Rail, MFRS, Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service, British Transport Police and Knowsley Council.

As a result of the incident, services on the Kirkby line are meeting with delays and will start and terminate at Rice Lane. Further updates on service delays can be found via Merseyrail's Twitter account @merseyrail

The incident is ongoing.


Following a multi agency meeting, it has been determined that no further action is required from fire crews. The incident has been handed over to British Transport Police. 

Fire crews are expected to leave the scene shortly.