MBTA Green Line Derailment Causes Delays

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Shuttle buses replaced MBTA Green Line service because of a derailment near Kenmore station Saturday.

According to the MBTA, a westbound Green Line trolley on the B Branch derailed just west of the platform at Kenmore shortly before 9 a.m.

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng said in a statement that no injuries were reported among the estimated 25 passengers onboard the train, and all riders were safely evacuated and escorted back to the westbound platform.

The derailment happened just one day after the MBTA finished more than two weeks of construction work on the Green Line.

"We understand the frustration this incident causes for riders, particularly those who have been awaiting the return of service during construction," Eng said. "We want to assure passengers that we are diligently working to restore regularly scheduled service as soon as possible and investigating the cause. The process of re-railing the trolley is underway, and we expect to restore Green Line service within an hour."

The MBTA has notified the Federal Transit Administration, the Dept. of Public Utilities and the National Transportation Safety Board about the incident.

Buses replaced service between the Copley and Babcock Street stops on the B Branch as crews worked to re-rail the trolley.

Cleveland Circle and Riverside trains terminated at Kenmore. Westbound service was rerouted to the E Branch at Copley.

Riders could also use the local 57 bus route for service between Copley and Babcock, the MBTA said.

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