Train rolled out onto Red Line at Braintree, causing delays

BOSTON — There were delays on the Red Line Monday morning after a train rolled out of the rail yard and onto the tracks at Braintree Station.

The incident happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. as MBTA employees were readying Red Line trains for the start of service. The two-car train set, which had an operator on board, had dimished braking capacity and came to a stop about 800 feet north of Braintree Station, the MBTA said.

There were no injuries or damage, but service was disrupted while the train set was returned to the rail yard.

The FTA and DPU has been notified of the incident, and an investigation is underway.

The MBTA said it is taking steps to enhancy safety around the movement of rail cars in yards. The agency also plans to hire more employees at rail yards.

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