Green Line Trolley Derails Near Kenmore Station
BOSTON (CBS) – A Green Line trolley derailed near Kenmore Station Monday afternoon leaving several people hurt.
UPDATE: Transit Police say the derailed train has been removed from the tunnel and service on the C and D lines resumed Tuesday morning.
According to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo, the first car of a two-car D train, bound for Riverside, derailed just west of Kenmore, around 12:20 p.m.
The trolley smashed into a wall.
Watch: YouTube video of the train after derailment
A passenger who shot YouTube video of the scene after the crash told WBZ-TV he felt some shaking prior to the derailment.
Caleb Dovel said he saw the floor buckle and the windows in the driver’s cab smashed.
Pesaturo said at least four people, including the train’s driver, were complaining of back pain.
Boston Emergency Medical Services reported a total of 10 patients were taken to the hospital.
The trolley derailed in an area where the tracks for the D and C lines intersect.
Pesaturo said the cause is under investigation. The driver will be tested for drugs and alcohol use, per MBTA policy.
On Monday evening, Pesaturo said crews were still working to re-rail the train. Once the train is cleared from the tunnel, crews will then test the structural integrity of the tunnel, he said.
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For the time being, shuttle buses will replace service in both directions. On the C line, that’s Kenmore to St Marys. On the D line, it’s Kenmore to Fenway.
The MBTA was optimistic that service would be restored Tuesday morning.
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