Service on MBTA’s Red Line resumes after equipment derailment in Boston
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Service on MBTA’s Red Line resumes after equipment derailment in Boston

Shuttle buses replaced train service on a section of the MBTA’s Red Line after a derailment in Boston during much of the commute Tuesday.The MBTA said maintenance vehicle derailed at 4:45 a.m. at Park Street. The derailment caused damage to the third rail that required hours of repair work by the MBTA Power Department, officials said.More than 50 shuttles replaced Red Line service between Harvard and Broadway stations as personnel worked to re-rail the vehicle and move the track maintenance equipment off of the main line. The train service was disrupted for about 3 and a half hours. The derailment happened while crews were moving materials and equipment in preparation for the upcoming 16-day track improvement project between Kendall and Alewife Stations, which begins Saturday. No injuries were reported in the derailment.

Shuttle buses replaced train service on a section of the MBTA’s Red Line after a derailment in Boston during much of the commute Tuesday.

The MBTA said maintenance vehicle derailed at 4:45 a.m. at Park Street. The derailment caused damage to the third rail that required hours of repair work by the MBTA Power Department, officials said.

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Commuters wait to board a shuttle bus after a derailment on the Red Line at the MBTA’s Park Street Station in Boston.

More than 50 shuttles replaced Red Line service between Harvard and Broadway stations as personnel worked to re-rail the vehicle and move the track maintenance equipment off of the main line. The train service was disrupted for about 3 and a half hours.

The derailment happened while crews were moving materials and equipment in preparation for the upcoming 16-day track improvement project between Kendall and Alewife Stations, which begins Saturday.

No injuries were reported in the derailment.

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