Green Line Service Resumes, Train Derailment Probe Underway

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BOSTON (CBS) – Green line service resumed on the C and D lines early Tuesday morning, a day after a trolley derailed near Kenmore Station. The MBTA has not found any problems with the signal system, the track or the train, so they are focusing on the performance of the trolley driver, who sources have identified as 48-year-old Sydley Gardner.

His driving record includes 20 moving violations dating back to 1994. He has been cited for speeding seven times and failure to stop five times. The MBTA did not start checking driving records before hiring operators until 2009. Gardner was hired in 2008.

The first D line train rolled through the Fenway stop just before 5:30 a.m. after crews worked through the night to remove the disabled train and repair the tracks after an accident Monday afternoon.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

That train was headed out of Kenmore towards Fenway when witnesses say it jumped the tracks and hit a tunnel wall.

Ten people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


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