UPDATE: 6 carriages destroyed in Metrorail train fire

This is the third flare up reported at the city’s train stations in three months.

Officials say the train was stationary at the time of the incident. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Six carriages have been destroyed in the latest train fire in Cape Town.

This is the third flare up reported at the city's train stations in three months.

Earlier this year, three teens were arrests after another passenger train was petrol-bombed.

The City Fire and rescue services' Theo Layne says the Metrorail train was stationary at the time of the incident.

"The train fire we just extinguished had no fatalities, no injuries and the cause is being investigated by the railway authorities."

Train on fire @CityofCT @Cape Town Station pic.twitter.com/eZ1JpnktJ1

What's up with all the smoke in the CBD? Looks like the train station is on fire? #CapeTown #CBDFire pic.twitter.com/RnrVmm65Qn

Meanwhile, firefighters have also extinguished a veld fire along the Glencairn Expressway in the Cape Peninsula.

Fire crews say they will remain on scene overnight to monitor possible flare-ups in the strong wind conditions.