Norfolk County

NEW VIDEO: Red Line train in Braintree barrels out of railyard onto tracks, causing commuter delays

BRAINTREE, Mass. — New video shows the moments a Red Line train rolled out of a railyard on July 25 and onto the tracks, causing a headache for the morning commute.

The incident happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. at the Braintree station as MBTA employees were readying Red Line trains for the start of service.

You can see the moment the train barrels to the end of the tracks and an employee cautiously chasing after it.

There were no injuries or damage reported during the incident, but it did cause delays in service while crews worked to retrieve the train to the railyard.

The FTA and DPU were notified and are actively investigating.

As part of the FTA’s “safety standdown” order, The MBTA said it is actively taking steps to enhance safety around the movement of rail cars in yards.

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