FIREFIGHTERS were called out to Stirling Railway Station after reports of a possible fire on board a train.

The service appears to have been on Platform 7 earlier this morning when the incident was reported.

The driver of the 11.23am Stirling to Queen Street train witnessed smoke coming from one of the carriages before leaving Stirling, though there was no visible sign of fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) dispatched a number of fire engines to the station, while the service was subsequently cancelled.

A spokeswoman said: “The SFRS was alerted at 11.40am on Thursday, March 15 to reports of fire on a train at Stirling train station.

“Operations Control mobilised three fire engines to the incident and firefighters extinguished the small fire within the engine compartment.

“All passengers were off the train prior to the arrival of crews.

“Firefighters ensured the area was made safe before leaving the scene at 12.40pm.”

A ScotRail Alliance spokesperson added: “We apologise to customers who were delayed as a result of this cancellation.

"Anyone delayed by 30 minutes or more is encouraged to claim for compensation via our Delay Repay Guarantee on our website or mobile app.”