DART Train Evacuated After Sticking Brake

Concerns about a sticking brake on a DART train forced passengers to evacuate in Deep Ellum

A DART train was evacuated Friday due to concerns about a sticking brake.

According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, crews responded to a 911 call at approximately 5:40 p.m. Friday at the CityPlace station.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit said Saturday that a DART maintenance employee was on the train and reported that a brake was sticking, but there was no fire.

All passengers were unloaded safely, and the train was removed from service, DART said.

EDITORS NOTE: Originally, on-scene personnel said the conductor noticed a fire under the carriage of the train as the train was traveling through the DART tunnel and that he stopped the train in the tunnel, found the fire, put it out with a fire extinguisher, and ultimately brought the train to the Deep Ellum Station.

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