Subway service resumes following collision involving 2 Green Line trains

4 MBTA workers are now on paid administrative leave

BOSTON — Service on the Green Line resumed Thursday afternoon following a collision involving two trains near Boston’s Government Center.

The trains collided near Government Center and derailed Wednesday night, prompting a suspension of subway service between Lechmere and North Station. Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, the MBTA announced that regular service had resumed with delays between North Station and Park Street.

On Thursday afternoon, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said the four MBTA operators on the two trolleys are now on paid administrative leave.

A two-car westbound train carrying 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 that the trains essentially sideswiped each other as they were both headed to Park Street and they both derailed.

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

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.

The cause of Wednesday’s collision remains under investigation.

Download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW