4 MBTA operators injured after Green Line trains collide in Boston

BOSTON — A portion of the Green Line is still shut down Thursday morning after two trains collided near Government Center Wednesday night.

Four MBTA operators had to be taken to the hospital, transit officials said. Three of them have since been treated and released.

As of 6 a.m., one train had been re-railed and crews were working to get the other one back on the tracks. The Government Center station remains closed as an investigation into what went wrong continues.

Just after 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a two-car westbound train with about 20-25 passengers struck a two-car train that was about to start service at Government Center station, according to the MBTA. Sources told Boston 25 the the trains essentially sideswiped each other as they were both headed to Park Street and they both derailed.

For commuters on the Green Line, shuttle buses are replacing service between Lechmere and North Station. Passengers can use the Orange Line to connect to the Blue Line at State and the Red Line at Downtown Crossing.

Just two months ago, a man was killed when his arm got trapped in the doors of a Red Line train and dragged at the Broadway station.

In July of last 2021, 27 people were hurt on a Green Line train after it crashed into another train in front of it.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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