Green Line Trolley Derails In Tunnel Just Outside Kenmore Square
BOSTON (CBS) – An outbound MBTA Green Line trolley derailed at about 9:45 just outside Kenmore Square.
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The two-car trolley derailed inside the tunnel, Boston Fire reported. The second set of wheels on the first trolley derailed.
There are no reported injuries, according to Boston Fire. One person needed assistance getting out.
A passenger in the trolley behind the one that derailed told WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi that passengers had to walk through the tunnel to be evacuated.
Emily Curtis said MBTA workers guided passengers out of the tunnel. “Everyone was pretty calm,” she said.
Green Line trolleys were replaced with buses between Kenmore and Copley Square until about 2:30 Monday afternoon, the MBTA reported.
Buses continue to shuttle passengers on the Green Line B Line between Blandford and Copley in both directions.
Lengthy delays were expected and commuters were advised to use the Orange Line traveling downtown where possible.
T officials report there was no damage and an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the derailment.
The derailment is the latest in a series of Green Line accidents.
In march of 2013 a trolley jumped the tracks in the tunnel below Park Drive and hit the wall between the Kenmore Square and Fenway stops. Ten people were injured.
In november 2012, three dozen people were hurt when two trolleys collided near Boston Common. One month before, two trolleys collided on Huntington Avenue, injuring three people.
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