RTA train fire interrupts service

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The RTA rapid train lines are back up and running after being shut down for over 2 hours Friday.

Officials say a train on the red line caught fire around noon, just as the train pulled away from the West 65th station. Someone noticed smoke coming from beneath the train and notified officials.

There were approximately 80 to 100 people on board the train at the time of the fire.

26 passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment with unknown injuries.

Shuttle busses were used to transport rapid passengers.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

All trains are up and running again.

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