January 7, 2019 12:18 pm
Updated: January 7, 2019 3:40 pm

GO train engine catches fire in Toronto’s Distillery District

Metrolinx has evacuated their eastbound trains after a GO train engine caught on fire at Union Station.

Adam Dabrowski / Global News

Metrolinx has evacuated its Lakeshore East and Stouffville trains after a GO train engine caught on fire.

Toronto police said they responded to the call at 10:21 a.m. in the Distillery District area.

Officers said they stopped the train immediately and evacuated all passengers. There were no injuries reported.

Anna Marie Aikins, spokesperson for Metrolinx, tweeted Transit Safety Officers and emergency first responders were on their way to the scene.

Police said Toronto Fire Services put out the fire and approximately 200 passengers were being transferred onto another train.

By Monday afternoon, Aikins told Global News all service had resumed and there are no delays expected during rush hour.

She said the faulty train was taking to Don Yards and will be more thoroughly examined. The train was eight to 10 years old and was not one of the newer models.

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