Metro-North Train Car Out of Service After Fire

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    @theprettyfriend
    Passengers were evacuated from a Metro-North train.

    A Metro-North train was evacuated in Fairfield after a fire this morning and a train car has been taken out of service.

    The Fairfield police and fire departments responded to the Fairfield Metro Station at 7:19 a.m. for a fire on the top of Car# 8912 in the high-voltage area.

    The fire is now out and delays were reported for around 30 minutes, according to the fire department.

    The Fairfield Fire Department Incident Commander worked with MTA to transfer passengers to another train.

    The affected train was taken out of service and brought to the Stamford Rail Station to be inspected and repaired.

    No injuries were reported and no damage estimates were available as of Tuesday morning.

    Erin Sullivan, a passenger, said through Twitter that the 7:15 a.m. local train to Grand Central Terminal was held in Fairfield because of the report of fire.
     

    Metro-North was also experiencing 15-to-20 minute delays on the Waterbury Branch because of a late connection.