The fire started on the three carriage train just outside Wuhletal S-Bahn station. Eighty firefighters called to the scene were not able to quell the flames, Tagesspiegel reports.
No one was hurt in the fire, although a full trainload of 180 passengers had to be evacuated.
It is “highly likely” that the fire was caused by a short-circuit in the switch box.
It wasn’t until midnight that firefighters were able to completely dampen the flames.
And by midday the train was still standing on the tracks.
— Björn (@BjoernHW) January 7, 2016
The removal of the train is expected to prove tricky due to the cold winter weather Berlin is currently experiencing.