MBTA Commuter Rail Train Derails Near Beverly

MBTA Purple Line commuter train car interior.

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BEVERLY (WBZNewsRadio) - Trouble on the tracks after a Commuter Rail train derailed just before the evening commute in Beverly on Wednesday. The incident was described as a "low, speed, upright" derailment on the Newburyport Line.

10 passengers were onboard at the time and no injuries were reported. Delays remained through out the evening and into the morning commute.

No word on what may have caused the derailment.

Thursday morning, the MBTA announced all Newburyport Line trains will originate and terminate at North Beverly station after a switch issue was reported.

The MBTA has been facing a number of safety problems as of late, including a Green Line crash just last week.

Last summer, 27 people were injured when two trolleys on the B Brand of the Green Line collided on Commonwealth Avenue. A subsequent investigation found one of the trains was traveling at triple the speed limit. The operator, Owen Turner, was charged with negligence.

In January, former Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins launched a criminal probe into MBTA issues stemming from that trolley crash.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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