AUSTIN, Texas — Capital Metro and freight operator WATCO Companies are investigating a train derailment in East Austin.
- Happened Sunday around 4:20 a.m.
- No injuries reported
- Led to road closures
Nine freight cars left the tracks around 4:20 Sunday morning on East 6th street, between Robert Martinez Jr. Street and Pedernales Street. No injuries were reported.
The train was operated by WATCO. The company says the track is maintained by a third party.
The cleanup took all day Sunday and still wasn't cleared by Monday afternoon. Capital Metro said MetroRail service was seeing delays Monday morning up to 30 minutes. Since then, the delays resolved and is has been back on schedule since 11 a.m. However, they said there may be some delays during the evening rush period.
Capital Metro said it plans to have the street and crossing repaired and opened by Wednesday, December, 12.
At this time, the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.