- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say two Atlanta train stations have been reopened after smoke wafted into them, prompting evacuations in downtown Atlanta.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokesman Lyle Harris says the problem arose early Tuesday afternoon between the Peachtree Center and Civic Center stations. Harris says debris had fallen onto the track and caused smoke in the tunnel.

He and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward say there was no evidence of a fire and no reports of injuries.

MARTA officials say the system used buses to move passengers around the closed stations to their destinations.

Authorities say affected trains were on the red and gold lines, the two north-south lines that connect the midtown and downtown areas with Atlanta’s airport.



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