CT trains delayed after carriage bursts into flames

It reportedly caught alight shortly after the train pulled into Retreat station earlier this afternoon.

The incident has resulted in several train cancellations and hour-long delays to Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Some trains to depart from the Deep South are expected to be delayed by up to an hour after a carriage caught alight at Retreat station.

The smell of burnt rubber hung in the air after a peak hour train burst into flames.

The #BurningTrain incident at Retreat comes after arson attack on a Muizenberg peak hour train two months ago. NM pic.twitter.com/gfftgXbywO

#BurningTrain burnt carriage is being removed from Retreat, it's en route to the Salt River yard for investigation pic.twitter.com/wlJca3TWLx

Stunned commuters look on as Metrorail officials and police inspected the burnt out carriage.

#BurningTrain the cause of an earlier train fire at Retreat station is not yet known. NM pic.twitter.com/hhrDWy26pn

It reportedly caught alight shortly after the train pulled into Retreat station earlier this afternoon.

The incident has resulted in several train cancellations and hour-long delays to Cape Town's Southern Suburbs.

The cause of the fire is still unclear and no injuries have been reported.