Two Green Line Trains Collide At Government Center

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - An investigation is underway after two Green Line trains collided and derailed at the Government Center Station in Boston on Wednesday night.

The MBTA said shortly after 9:20 p.m., a two-car, westbound train, with 20-to-25 people on board, struck a two-car, train that was preparing to enter service at Government Center Station. No one was onboard the second train. The collision caused both trains to derail.

No passengers were hurt, but four Green Line operators were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

There is no word yet as to what may have caused the collision.

The MBTA said shuttle service would be available between North Station and Lechmere in Cambridge. They're asking all passengers to plan for additional travel time. Blue Line trains are bypassing Government Center in both directions, instead riders should use Bowdoin or State Street instead.

This latest incident is just the latest in a string of problems for the MBTA. Last year, two trolleys on the B Branch of the Green Line collided on Commonwealth Avenue, injuring 27 people, including four train operators. After an investigation, the NTSB found one of the trains was going triple the speed limit. The trolley operator was charged with negligence and removed from the position.

Earlier this year, the agency committed $25 million to speed up the installation of anti-collision technology for the Green Line.

It isn't just the Green Line, the Red Line has seen a number of incidents recently, including the death of a passenger. Robinson Lalin had his arm caught in a door of the rain and was dragged along the Red Line in April.

And in May, the MBTA pulled it's new fleet of Orange Line trains out of service after a braking issue was discovered.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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