BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Passengers on a rush-hour Framingham Line Commuter Rail train took matters into their own hands after the train lost power Monday evening. The MBTA train 595 broke down after leaving Boston Landing Station at about 6:00 PM.
The T says without electricity, the train was stranded with no air conditioning and no ability to make announcements. A passenger, Leo Ruiz, says he was on the train and that it was stopped for at least an hour.
The MBTA says the crew on board urged passengers not to get off the train, but some decided to anyway. The frustrated passengers pulled open the emergency doors and hopped off the train.
Video from Ruiz shows passengers getting off the train and hopping the fence along the tracks, helped by a ladder brought by neighbors.
The train was eventually dragged back to Boston Landing by another locomotive. The remaining passengers boarded another westbound train.