MetroRail train pulled from service after crash with SUV

AUSTIN - A MetroRail train has been removed from service after authorities say a SUV crashed into it late Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the crash happened near 8900 Research Boulevard, which is just east of Burnet Road. The crash prompted CapMetro to tweet that “a bridge bus has been requested” to take passengers between the Kramer and Downtown stations.

Authorities say the SUV hit the guard arm as it came down before hitting the train, and that the driver was trying to beat the train. Nineteen people were on the train at the time of the crash, and no CapMetro said no injuries have been reported. Damage to the train was described as superficial.

CapMetro tweeted around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday that MetroRail is back in service and is running on schedule. It is not know as of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday if the driver had been cited or will face any charges related to the crash.

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