• mbta April 24, 2022 3:15 am

    MBTA Train Derails on the Red Line

    An empty train on the Red Line derailed outside of the Kendall/MIT station earlier today. This issue is one of many lately that are making some Boston commuters skeptical of the MBTA’s competence in the maintenance of the trains.

  • mbta October 20, 2021 3:30 am

    Green Line Train Derails After Hitting Skateboard, MBTA Says

    The MBTA says a skateboard appears to be to blame for a derailment on the Green Line. The train derailed shortly before 8 p.m. at Heath Street on the line’s E Branch, the MBTA said. The cause of the derailment is under investigation. The MBTA first said it seemed that the wheels had “interacted with debris on the tracks,”...

  • mbta September 30, 2021 9:59 am

    Frustrated by Yet Another MBTA Derailment, Transit Advocates Push for Change

    Calls are growing to fix the MBTA after another derailment on Tuesday. Public transit advocates want more resources and investments to be made in the aging system. Elisabeth Boyce-Jacino was on the Red Line train that derailed at Broadway Station in South Boston Tuesday. While the trains were back up and running Wednesday, she has more than a few questions…

  • mbta September 29, 2021 11:07 am

    Train Derails on MBTA Red Line, Causing Major Commute Delays in Boston

    Commuters on MBTA’s Red Line dealt with hours of delays Tuesday after a train derailed at Broadway Station in Boston. The train was moving slowly southbound when it derailed, making contact with the edge of the platform at Broadway Station around 9:45 a.m., an MBTA spokesman said. The second car of the six-car train derailed. No one was injured...

  • Amtrak September 26, 2021 4:31 pm

    Three Dead, Dozens Injured From Amtrak Train Derailing

    The train was heading from Chicago to Seattle when eight of the ten cars derailed.

  • the t June 8, 2021 10:59 pm

    MBTA Orange Line Derailment: New Video Shows Small Explosion as Train Derails

    Video obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators shows an MBTA Orange Line train derailing in March. The video shows the train in a work zone at Wellington Station in Medford, Massachusetts. The train appears to bump, then some cars are knocked sideways as a small explosion goes off. The slow-moving northbound train, which was carrying about 100 passengers, was crossing…

  • mbta March 24, 2021 3:40 pm

    The MBTA's New Orange Line Trains Derailed Six Times. What Went Wrong?

    New subway trains being rolled out on the MBTA’s Orange Line have derailed six times near Wellington Station in Medford, Massachusetts, and officials say their weight might have played a role in some of the accidents. The new vehicles, which entered service in August 2019, were designed for optimal performance on the T’s so-called “mainline” tracks, which carry subway...

  • mbta March 17, 2021 11:23 am

    Shuttle Buses Replace Stretch of Orange Line

    The MBTA shuttle buses will continue to replace train service between the northern terminus of the Orange Line, Oak Grove, and Community College Station after Tuesday’s derailment in Medford.

  • transportation March 17, 2021 12:08 pm

    MBTA Pulls All Red, Orange Line Trains After Medford Derailment

    The MBTA is pulling all of the new Orange and Red Line trains from service and replacing them with shuttle buses, the agency announced late Tuesday night, after derailment in Medford earlier that day. “Insane,” commuter Rasha Pacaud said. “I can’t believe it happened.” The MBTA said the Orange Line train derailed about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in a work...

  • orange line March 17, 2021 4:24 am

    Shuttle Buses Replacing Trains on 6 Stops for 3 Weeks After Orange Line Derailment

    An MBTA Orange Line train has derailed at Wellington Station in Medford, leaving the transit agency to replace train service with shuttle buses for six stations.

  • commuter rail December 27, 2019 5:56 pm

    Human Error May Have Caused Commuter Rail Derailment

    The MBTA says human error may be to blame for a slow-speed derailment on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail line Thursday. That derailment was still causing delays for commuters on Friday.

  • derailment December 27, 2019 12:50 pm

    Commuter Rail Derailment Continues to Impact Delays

    The Thursday evening derailment of a Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail train continues to cause delays Friday morning.

  • derailment December 27, 2019 6:28 pm

    MBTA Commuter Rail Still Experiencing Delays From Slow-Speed Derailment

    A portion of the MBTA Commuter Rail Line was still experiencing delays Friday following a “slow-speed” derailment a day earlier. The Framingham-Worcester Line was expected to experience delays of up to 20 minutes into the evening commute, according to the agency. Human error is to blame for the derailment near Landsdowne station in Boston Thursday afternoon, the MBTA said. Keolis,…

  • Boston September 26, 2019 3:56 pm

    Red Line Repairs Done, But New Orange Line Trains Out of Service

    The MBTA says its new Orange Line trains are out of service due to a door malfunction, even as regular service has resumed on the Red Line following months of repairs. The MBTA said Wednesday the new trains were taken out of service after a set of doors on one of them opened while traveling near Massachusetts Avenue Station Friday....

  • mbta September 26, 2019 12:45 pm

    MBTA Red Line Repairs Complete

    It’s been a long summer for the MBTA Red Line since one train derailed in June. After months of repair, the JFK/UMass Station is ready to reopen to the public.

  • Boston September 25, 2019 9:32 pm

    Months After Red Line Train Derailment, Signal Repairs Complete

    Three months after a Red Line train derailed causing significant damage and massive delays, regularly scheduled service has resumed, according to MBTA officials. The signal system between JFK/UMass and North Quincy was repaired over the weekend but crews finished testing it Wednesday.

  • mbta September 16, 2019 11:50 am

    Meeting Could Reveal Cause of Red Line Derailment

    After more than three months, we could finally learn what caused an MBTA Red Line train to derail in June.

  • mbta September 16, 2019 11:06 pm

    Red Line Train Derailment Caused by Faulty Axle: Officials

    MBTA officials said Monday that a June derailment on the Red Line was caused by a fractured axle, three months after the incident caused major delays. Officials said poor electrical connectivity between a ground brush and ground ring caused stray electrical arcing on the surface of the axle. Over time, this weakened the axle and led to the failure.

  • mbta August 7, 2019 10:32 pm

    MBTA Train Operator Taken Off Job After Green Line Derailment

    A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train operator has been taken off the job after a Green Line train derailed Wednesday morning. The incident happened shortly after 6 a.m. when an inbound train carrying a single passenger derailed at Riverside Station, according to the MBTA. Thirty-five shuttle buses were brought in to substitute service between Riverside and Newton Highlands stations.

  • mbta August 5, 2019 12:20 am

    T Says Damage From June Derailment Will Be Fixed by October

    Transit officials say it will likely be October before all repairs are completed to signals that were damaged when a Red Line train derailed in Boston. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells The Boston Globe that the T is targeting October for having all the signals operating automatically. MBTA officials had said in June that commuters could...

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