Framingham Freight Train Derailment Shuts Down Route 135

A derailed CSX freight train at a rail crossing on Route 135 in Framingham Sunday morning. Photo: Framingham Police Dept.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A freight train derailment at a railroad crossing in Framingham Sunday morning shut down a busy portion of Route 135 and caused MBTA Commuter Rail delays.

CSX Rail told WBZ NewsRadio they were not aware of any injuries. The derailment happened just after 10:00 a.m.

The freight train derailed at a railroad crossing on Waverly Street, close to the MBTA's Framingham Station.

CSX said five of the cars that derailed were hazardous material cars carrying C02, but that there had been no leaks or damage reported.

Traffic was rerouted around the derailment, at Mellen and Concord Streets. The derailment caused about an hour of delays for at least one Commuter Rail train, and police said partial service was restored at about 12:30, with one track open.

Police said to expect closures in the area until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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