MBTA Pulls All New Orange And Red Line Trains After Derailment


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA has pulled all of its new Orange and Red Line trains out of service to be inspected after a train derailment yesterday.

The derailment happened on the Orange Line at Wellington Station in Medford on Tuesday morning.

Around 100 people were on board the train at the time, but no one was hurt.

As a result, the MBTA announced it would suspend and inspect the five new Orange and Red Line trains along with the train car maker CRRC MA, to make sure the derailment was not "vehicle related."

The agency will have its engineers "perform a thorough analysis of the cars’ performance," before they are allowed back into service.

Meanwhile, Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square will continue to be replaced by shuttle buses for the next three weeks.

The agency will use service suspension to replace a "decades-old" track switch on the Orange Line that was damaged in the derailment. derailment.

The MBTA has 30 of the new CRRC train cars.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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