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A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Barrow-in-Furness rail station following a report that a freight train had partially derailed.

“The incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.13pm, is currently being treated as a railway operating incident.

“The train, an empty nuclear train operated by Direct Rail Services, was travelling at around 5mph. All wagons have remained upright and there are no reported injuries.”

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service confirmed a call was received at 2.18pm reporting a train derailment.

She said five appliances were called to the scene but no further action was required and the incident posed no risk to the public.

The train was still upright and control of the incident has been passed over to Direct Rail.

Fire crews from Walney, Dalton and Barrow attended.

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