CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - RTA held a train safety demonstration Tuesday, Aug. 10th to show a heavy rail train's emergency evacuation procedures.
This, after a train caught fire just before Noon last Friday at the W.65th street station.
According to RTA officials, a Red Line Train was pulling out of station just before noon when there was smoke and fire that came from the train. The train stopped and passengers got out of the train.
The electricity was immediately shutdown on the tracks as this was occurring and stayed powered down until approximately 2:30p.m.. During the time the tracks were closed (for about 2.5 hours), shuttle buses ran passengers to and from all the train stops in between E. 55th and Triskett, affecting the Red, Green and Blue lines.
Twenty-seven passengers were transported to hospitals with reported minor injuries.