Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Workers have cleared the tracks after a Monday afternoon derailment.
If you commute on the E-line, looks like your Tuesday commute can proceed as scheduled. That was in doubt Monday afternoon after two Green Line trains collided on Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle. One train derailed. Boston EMS treated three people with minor injuries, according to their official Twitter feed. “At about 4 p.m., an inbound train started moving over to the outbound track and struck outbound train,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. “Human error was the cause because the switch on the track was in the incorrect position. If it were in the proper position, the inbound train would have headed on to Longwood Medical.” The train crossed over to the outbound track had no passengers on board. There were roughly 12 people on …
Monday, October 8, 2012
One Green Line train failed to make a track switch and ran into another train on Monday. Service is disrupted. Minor injuries have been reported.
UPDATE, Monday 6:51 p.m. — The cause of the crash was human error. ~~~~~ Green Line service is suspended between Heath and Northeastern as officials clean up a train derailment from Monday afternoon. One Green Line train failed to make a track switch and ran into another train about 4 p.m., according to Patch news partners WHDH. Three people — two passengers and a trolley operator — were taken to the hospital for observation after complaining of back and neck pain. Bus replacement service is ferrying passengers between the Northeastern and Heath Street stops of the E-line. The incident took place at Brigham Circle.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The train derailed about 9:30 am at Huntington and South Huntington avenues.
At about 9:30 a.m. this morning a two-car Green Line E Train derailed on South Huntington between Huntington Avenue and Heath Street. The rear of the second car became derailed. No injuries were reported, according to Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA. South Huntington was shut down while the MBTA worked to get the train back on the tracks. Traffic was moving again in both directions by 11 a.m. Pestauro said investigators believe a raised rubber seal played a role in the incident. The seal goes around the metal track in the street. It is visible in one of the photos in the photo gallery.