10 Hospitalized After Train Derailment Near Fenway MBTA Station – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Ten people were hospitalized Saturday following a Green Line train derailment near the Fenway MBTA station.
Severe delays have been reported following the derailment. Riders are asked to find alternate transportation.
It happened just before 11 a.m. Boston EMS said 11 people were injured and 10 were taken to area hospital with injuries ranging in severity.
The train operator was among those taken to the hospital. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
“We are going to conduct a full investigation into this derailment,” said MBTA general manager Steve Poftak.
There were 150 people on the train that derailed and 500 riders on the train behind it. Passengers who were evacuated from the train walked through the tunnel and onto Park Drive.
Some damage was done to the train following the incident.
Eastbound service will be stopped at Fenway. Westbound trains will end at Kenmore. Shuttle buses will replace trains from Kenmore to Fenway.
There is no indication when full service will resume, though it could be until Sunday morning.
“We will resume service when it is safe to do so,” said Poftak.