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Posted: 7:50 AM- TRAX service has resumed in Salt Lake County following a fire that damaged a train and jammed the line.
About 4 a.m., an electrical or mechanical failure happened at the TRAX rail yard near 7000 South and 700 West, damaging the electrical cables running above the rail lines, said Utah Transit Authority spokeswoman Carrie Bohnsack.
When a train left the yard about an hour later, the train's roof caught fire, causing minor damage to the train but destroying the overhead cables, Bohnsack said.
UTA crews had to tow the train off the line and replace the cables before other trains could deploy.
Train serve was out for about 2 hours. UTA busses ran along some train routes during that time, Bohnsack said.