JUST IN: MetroRail trains delayed after smoke reported on rail car


The MetroRail is experiencing delays in both directions of up to 20 minutes after smoke was seen coming from one rail car, Capital Metro officials said.

Passengers were evacuated around 4:40 p.m. at the Highland Station on Airport Boulevard, Cap Metro officials said. These passengers got on the next train, officials said.

First-responders only saw smoke, and no fire, Cap Metro officials said. Delays are expected to continue until end of service this evening.

The train that malfunctioned was transported to Cap Metro’s north office, near U.S. 183 and Burnet Road, Cap Metro officials said.


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