MBTA to conduct safety inspections after derailment

BOSTON — The MBTA is temporarily pulling some of its newer subway cars out of service so it can conduct safety inspections after a derailment this week.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it was pulling its next-generation Orange Line cars and a six-car Red Line train out of service after Tuesday’s derailment at the Wellington Station in Medford. It is at least the third time the cars will be offline since they were brought into service in August 2019, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

A six-car train carrying 100 passengers derailed as it was moving at slow speed through a work zone and crossing from the northbound to the southbound track. No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation.

The T will use shuttle buses to move passengers for about three weeks as it assesses and repairs damages.

The shuttles are in place from Oak Grove to Sullivan Square, the T said.