Service restored on Metro-North after train runs over mattress

Service restored on Metro-North after train runs over mattress

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The MTA says a Metro North train ran over a mattress on the tracks sparking a fire at the Tremont station in the Bronx Thursday morning.

Officials say the fire broke out around noon on the tracks which caused the area to be evacuated as a precaution. About 750 passengers had to be led in a single file to the first car before going on to the platform.

The fire happened underneath the sixth car of the train.

No one was hurt but the evacuation caused 30-60 minute delays. On this holiday, long lines of people waiting for trains formed rapidly.

The MTA is now reporting service is on time and back on schedule.

According to the MTA, police are investigating how the mattress got on the tracks and believe it may have been an act of vandalism.  

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