Well basically no. Travelling from Birmingham to Leeds yesterday evening and my train is stuck behind a delayed Virgin train in front. The train is packed and there are people and bags down the aisles and around the carriage doors. Sensibly they couple both trains together at Derby. Shortly after myself and other passengers smell burning, smoke is billowing past the windows and then smoke appears in the carriage and the one in front. A fellow passenger goes down the train to tell the guard and then comes an announcement from the train crew. They claim diesel fumes from a previous train have been sucked into the air-conditioning when we passed through a tunnel. Had they got off their fat lazy arrses and investigated the passengers concerns properly they would have seen this was unlikely to be a problem with the air-con. Moments later the driver brings the train to a rapid stop, the lights go out and engines are shut off in quick time. A rumour spreads rapidly down the carriage of people getting off the train further up but I canât see anything. Then a member of the train crew comes into the carriage and tells us to evacuate the train, so those in my end of the carriage move towards the nearest door and away from where we think the smoke is coming from. This creates a cluster-f**k as some passengers want to go the other way because what they could see was that the front portion of the train was at a station and by moving forwards we could all get out onto a platform. âLeave your bags where they areâ says the crew, well usually thatâs sound advice but not when the bags are in the aisles and people trip over them. So hundreds of passengers mong around on the platform at Donfield (an arrsehole of a place) while the fire brigade pitch up (and locals with camcorders) and decide there is no fire and we can continue our journey with one of the engines shut down. After re-starting the crew announce they are sorry for any delay but they had to stop and evacuate the train for our âsafetyâ while they investigated the problem. A happy ending but no thanks to Virgin.