BOSTON — All trains on the MBTA’s Framingham/Worcester Line experienced significant delays Thursday after an inbound train, “experienced a low speed upright derailment,” on Thursday afternoon, the organization confirmed on social media. Riders are asked to add an extra 20-30 minutes of travel time to their Friday morning commute, as a section of track was damaged in the derailment.
Both inbound and outbound trains will share one section of track while the damaged side is repaired.
The incident occurred near the Landsdowne Station in Boston. No injuries have been reported as a result of the derailment.
The MBTA is investigating along with Keolis, the operator of the Commuter Rail and a partner with the MBTA. According to a statement from one Keolis official, the derailment is believed to have been caused by an improperly set switch. The organization is citing human error as the reason for the incident.
That derailed train blocked traffic near Landsdowne Station, according to the MBTA, causing delays in both directions. Delays occurred throughout Thursday evening while passengers had to be bused from South Station to Newtonville Station. All Framingham/Worcester Line trains had to originate and terminate at Boston Landing.
Amtrak was also been impacted by the derailment, with passengers riding an inbound train from Chicago being forced to use bus transportation between the Boston Landing Station and South Station.
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