DORCHESTER (CBS) – An MBTA Red Line train derailed just outside the JFK-UMass station at the start of rush hour Tuesday morning and there are “severe delays,” according to the T.
It happened on the southbound side of the tracks around 6:10 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department.
MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told WBZ-TV 60 people were on the six-car train when one car derailed. Pesaturo said one person had a hand injury, but no one was taken to the hospital. He said the cause of the derailment is “under investigation.”
Shuttle buses will run between North Quincy and Broadway and from Ashmont to Broadway for the time being. The MBTA said riders should “seek alternate transportation.”
All Middleborough, Kingston and Greenbush commuter line trains will make extra station stops at JFK-UMass, Quincy Center and Braintree, the agency said.
Massachusetts State Police briefly closed the ramps from Route 93 north and south at exit 15 because of the derailment.
This is the second derailment in less than a week for the MBTA. A Green Line train went off the tracks in a tunnel near Kenmore Square Saturday. Eleven people were hurt.